UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson launches vaccine campaign in Ireland

UNICEF asks people in Ireland to join ‘Get a Vaccine – Give a Vaccine’ movement in solidarity with those in developing nations, and help end COVID-19 worldwide NOTE: EMBARGOED UNTIL 08.00 GMT Tuesday 15.06.21 *NOTE* Interviews available on request. 15th June 2021 – Today, with the support of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson, UNICEF is … Continued

STATEMENT on the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

Joint Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes NEW YORK/GENEVA, 21 May 2021 – “In 1981, health officials from around the world gathered at the World Health Assembly to address aggressive marketing … Continued

NEWS NOTE: UNICEF sends 3,000 oxygen concentrators and other critical supplies to India as country battles deadly COVID-19 surge

NOTE: Spokespersons available on request. NOTE: Photos, BRoll and videos here.   NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU, 29 April 2021 – UNICEF has sent critical lifesaving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits, and other equipment to help India in its battle with a deadly wave of COVID-19. “COVID-19 is severely overstraining the health system in India,” said … Continued

World Immunisation Week warning – €7.6 trillion economic losses could result from failure to vaccinate equitably against COVID-19

UNICEF Ireland, ICC Ireland and Chambers Ireland highlight research warning of sluggish recovery DUBLIN, 25 April 2021 – A study commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Research Foundation warns the global economy stands to lose as much as €7.6 trillion if governments fail to ensure developing economies get access to COVID-19 vaccines. The research … Continued

COVID-19: Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost a full year, says UNICEF

UNICEF unveils ‘Pandemic Classroom’ at United Nations Headquarters in New York to call attention to the need for governments to prioritise the reopening of schools NEW YORK, 3 March 2021 – Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost an entire year due to COVID-19 lockdowns, according to new data released today … Continued

First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Africa – JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Today, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana began COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers This week’s first vaccinations happen as a further 11 million COVAX doses are expected to be delivered over the next seven days Publication of the allocation of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to 142 of COVAX’s participating economies, to be … Continued

Côte d’Ivoire becomes second African country and first French-speaking country to receive vaccine doses via COVAX Facility – WHO/UNICEF/GAVI/CEPI JOINT PRESS RELEASE

  ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 26 February 2021 – The COVAX initiative shipped 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, licensed by the Serum Institute of India, to India, and 505,000 syringes to Abidjan, on 26 February 2021. This marks the second batch that has been shipped and delivered to Africa by the COVAX Facility in an unprecedented … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped by the COVAX Facility head to Ghana, marking beginning of global rollout – COVAX

COVAX announces 600,000 AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine doses licensed to Serum Institute of India arrive to Ghana; further deliveries to Cote d’Ivoire this week Final first round of allocations for doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, to most countries participating in COVAX, published in coming days Beginning of global rollout means that, as readiness criteria are met and … Continued

Ghana in historic first as shipment of COVAX vaccines arrive – UNICEF & WHO STATEMENT

Statement by UNICEF Representative in Ghana, Anne-Claire Dufay and WHO Representative to Ghana, Dr Francis Kasolo on the arrival of first COVID-19 vaccines in Accra Photo: COVID-19 vaccines arrive by air freight to Ghana, Feb 24 2021  © UNICEF Ghana   ACCRA, 24 February 2021 – “After a year of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continued

Statement by UNICEF Ireland on school closures

The following can be attributed to UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power DUBLIN 5 January 2021 – “The expected closure of schools for the month of January, while understandable, will impact children negatively and it must be a short-term measure. UNICEF Ireland wants schools to reopen as soon as possible, in order to mitigate the … Continued