Novartis’ Sandoz division will not profit from 15 generic drugs the company is making available to developing countries to treat symptoms of Covid-19 for the pandemic’s duration, the Swiss drugmaker said.

London, UK-based Wellcome Trust, a research-charity, is working to raise $8 billion to battle COVID-19. The initiative is called the COVID-Zero, and the goal is to raise the funds by the end of April.

An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017 – or one every five seconds – mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies.

Nigeria approved a $150 million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said.

At least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said.

The World Bank said on Thursday it is making $150 million in financing immediately available to help combat the Zika virus outbreak in affected Latin American and Caribbean countries.   The multilateral lender said in a statement that it stands ready to increase its support if needed, and the initial amount is based on current […]

New HIV infections in India could rise for the first time in more than a decade because states are mismanaging a prevention program by delaying payments to health workers, the United Nations envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific said.   India’s efforts to fight HIV have for years centered around community-based programs run […]