GENERICO.ruWorldThe Foreign Ministry expressed hope for the WHO approval of "Sputnik V" by July 2022

The Foreign Ministry expressed hope for the WHO approval of “Sputnik V” by July 2022

MOSCOW, Dec 7 Russia expects that the Sputnik V vaccine will be approved by WHO in the first half of 2022, said Dmitry Birichevsky, Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry. “We are actively involved in helping the Russian Direct Investment Fund to promote our Sputnik V vaccine to international markets. such constant routine work that requires attention, interaction with the embassies. We still expect that at some stage the vaccine will be re-qualified by WHO. I think that in the first half of next year this will happen, “he said at the round table” Kaliningrad region in the world's top eight “. There is little “purely technical paperwork” left to be recognized as “universal”, he said. The head of the RDIF explained why WHO does not recognize Sputnik V In early December, the WHO press service told RIA Novosti that an inspection of the World Health Organization experts in Russia to evaluate the Sputnik V COVID vaccine will take place no earlier than January 2022. October, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that all barriers to the recognition of the Sputnik V vaccine in WHO have been removed, and some administrative procedures remain. Later, the head of RDIF noted that the fund is awaiting approval from WHO in the next couple of months. Argentina has approved Sputnik Light as a stand-alone vaccine and the Sputnik V booster has been approved in 71 countries with a total population of 4 billion people, which is more than 50% of the world's population. Sputnik V ranks second in the world in terms of the number of approvals received by government regulators. The vaccine efficacy was 97.6% based on the analysis of data on 3.8 million vaccinated Russians, which is higher than the data previously published by the medical journal The Lancet (91.6%), the RDIF and the Gamaleya Research Center reported earlier. Data on the use of Sputnik V during vaccination of the population in a number of countries (Argentina, San Marino, Serbia, Hungary, Bahrain, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and others) demonstrate that Sputnik V is one of the safest and most effective vaccines against coronavirus Since March 4, Sputnik V has been undergoing a gradual examination procedure at the European Medicines Agency, which approves drugs for centralized use in the European Union. Hungarian Foreign Minister explained why Sputnik V is not recognized in Europe


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