The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, rising fuel costs, manufacturing concerns and the ripple of other global events have led to supply chain issues across the world that, in the United States, has been most recently highlighted by a shortage of baby formula.
World Health Organization states will consider a resolution against Russia next week after its invasion of Ukraine, including the possible closure of a major regional office in Moscow, a document obtained by Reuters showed on May 5.
A World Health Organization spokesperson on May 3 confirmed that its European region would hold a special meeting next week on the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on health and healthcare.
GlaxoSmithKline said on April 6 the company’s consumer arm stopped shipments of supplements and vitamins to Russia as a result of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and would prioritize the supply of over-the-counter medicines for basic needs.
More than one month after the announced approval of the world’s first vaccine for Covid-19, Russia’s government will share preliminary data from the first six weeks of the ongoing Phase III study.