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UN on COVID-19: Testing still vital even as vaccines roll out

Testing will still be a critical tool against COVID-19, even as vaccines are deployed against the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday during his regular briefing on the crisis. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Gheybreyesus emphasized

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Every move counts towards better health – says WHO

Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. At a time when many people are home bound due to COVID-19, new WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour, launched today, emphasize

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EIB – France: EIB supports AB Science in its COVID-19 development programme

Financing deal worth €15.0 million signed to support clinical development programme for masitinib Masitinib developed as a credible candidate for treating COVID-19 in addition to other diseases for which no therapeutic solutions are available The EIB venture loan is financed under

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FRA on Social rights: Coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper access to education and healthcare

The rights to education, healthcare and fair working conditions are among the rights most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Fundamental Rights Agency’s (FRA) latest bulletin reveals the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on people’s social rights and the groups most

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Impact at IFC: A Tailored Solution to Support Small Business in Mongolia

Spools of thread and stacks of fabric in all possible shades and colors add a bright touch to Bulgan Lkhagvatsend’s tailoring store. She keeps her scissors and needles handy to catch up with the orders, not a moment to waste.

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IMF Country Focus: How the Middle East and Central Asia Can Limit Economic Scarring in the Wake of COVID-19

The economic crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic is the largest and deepest shock of its kind in recent history and could do lasting damage to economies in the Middle East and Central Asia. In the recently released Regional Economic Outlook:

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DDG Agah at ITC Joint Advisory Group: Open trade and economic inclusion key to post-COVID recovery

In remarks on 25 November to the 54th session of the Joint Advisory Group that oversees the work of the International Trade Centre (ITC), WTO Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah argued that open international trade, together with efforts to ensure

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UN News: Build on momentum to end violence against women and girls: Secretary-General

Although much progress has been made in highlighting the pressing issue of violence against women and girls, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is pushing the world to go further towards ending what he has characterized as a blight on all societies.

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UN News: Global HIV toll likely to be far higher owing to COVID-19, warns UNAIDS

Countries should adopt ambitious new targets to tackle HIV / AIDS to avoid hundreds of thousands of additional infections and deaths linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday. In its appeal, the specialised UN agency UNAIDS warned that the

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IMF Blog: How a Collective Infrastructure Push Will Boost Global Growth

With vaccines around the corner, there is increased hope that the pandemic could soon be under better control. That said, the need for cooperative efforts to work toward a better future has never been greater. Priority areas relate to the

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