Takeda and Frazier Healthcare Partners Announce Collaboration to Launch HilleVax, Inc. to Develop Clinical Stage Norovirus Vaccine Candidate

Takeda Will Focus its Efforts on Dengue, Zika and Pandemic Vaccines Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (Takeda) and Frazier Healthcare Partners (Frazier) today announced a collaboration to launch HilleVax, Inc. (HilleVax), a biopharmaceutical company to develop and commercialize Takeda’s norovirus vaccine candidate. Takeda has granted […]

UNICEF: 100,000 Children in Tigray Suffering Life-threatening Malnutrition

GENEVA – The U.N. Children’s Fund warns an estimated 100,000 children in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray province are at risk of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition over the next 12 months. This is a tenfold increase over the annual average caseload in this war-torn region. A UNICEF official who has just returned from Tigray says her agency’s […]

Ethiopian Barega Upsets Uganda’s Cheptegei to Win Shock 10,000-Meter Gold

TOKYO – Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega sprinted the last lap to beat world record holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda and win a shock Olympic gold medal in the men’s 10,000 meters on Friday. The 21-year-old Barega powered down the home straight to cross the line in 27 minutes 43.22 seconds, ahead of world champion Cheptegei in […]

Millions in 23 Hunger Hot Spots Face Famine, Death, UN Agencies Say

GENEVA – The United Nations warns global hunger is increasing and urgent action is needed to stave off famine and death over coming months in nearly two dozen unstable, violence-prone countries. A report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program said more than a half-million people are experiencing catastrophic levels […]

‘Wow! Wow!’ Women Get Olympic Track Off to Sizzling Start

TOKYO – Usain Bolt might be long gone from the sprint scene. It doesn’t mean Jamaica has slowed down one bit. Nobody has, at least not on the women’s side of the sport. An opening day at the Olympics that’s supposed to produce little more than a brisk jog for the world’s best at 100 […]

Public in Zones of Amhara Region Raise about 160 Million Birr for Survival Campaign

Addis Ababa, Residents of North Shoa, South Wollo and East Gojam zones of Amhara Region have raised 159.4 million Birr worth support for the Survival Campaign waged against the belligerent terrorist group TPLF. The terrorist group TPLF has continued with its belligerent and fatalistic encroachment into Amhara and Afar regional states, even if the federal […]

Peace Minister Muferial Meets with UN Under-Secretary-General

Addis Ababa, Minister of Peace Muferiat Kamil met with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Dr. Rosemary Dicarlo. The two sides had extensive discussions on current issues in the Ethiopia, especially in the northern part of the country, after the unilateral ceasefire declared by the government of Ethiopia. The Minister has also […]

FM Demeke Confers with New UN Under-Secretary-General for OCHA

Addis Ababa Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonen conferred with the new Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator ( OCHA) Martin Griffiths on Thursday. The new OCHA head is in Ethiopia to exchange views on the situation in Tigray, review the humanitarian assistance efforts and visit Amhara and Tigray Regional States, […]