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WTO: Members approach text-based discussions for an urgent IP response to COVID-19

WTO members moved closer to a text-based process to address the proposals put forward by delegations aimed at improving the international response to COVID-19 and achieving the common goal of providing global equitable access to vaccines and other medical products.

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WHO – Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness

Joint Statement from the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities and World Health Organization Healthcare professionals and public health authorities have a central role in discussing vaccination against COVID-19 with their patients. Vaccines play a critical role in preventing deaths,

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IMF Blog: Getting Back to Growth

Producing and consuming more goods and services for the same amount of work sounds too good to be true. In fact, it’s entirely possible. Higher productivity is one of the key ingredients to higher economic growth and incomes. It’s all

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European Parliament News: Parliament calls for temporary COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

Patent waiver will enhance global access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines Voluntary licensing, transfer of know-how and technology key to ramping up global production in long term Call on US and UK to abolish export ban on vaccines and raw materials

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The World Bank: The Global Economy: on Track for Strong but Uneven Growth as COVID-19 Still Weighs

A year and a half since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is poised to stage its most robust post-recession recovery in 80 years in 2021. But the rebound is expected to be uneven across countries, as

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World Bank Blogs: A new commitment for vaccine equity and defeating the pandemic

As preparations are made for the G7 Summit in the UK next week, top of the agenda is how to end the COVID-19 pandemic and secure the global recovery.  Urgent challenges face us. By now it has become abundantly clear there will

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IFC: A Ticket to Recovery: Reinventing Africa’s Tourism Industry

COVID-19 triggered an unprecedented crisis in Africa’s tourism industry. Still, a growing middle class and young population bode well for travel businesses. Tapping domestic tourism demand will be key to rejuvenating the sector. By Olivier Monnier Months into the COVID-19

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European Commission on Coronavirus: Commission proposes update to coordinated travel measures ahead of the summer

Today, the European Commission has proposed an update to the Council Recommendation on the coordination of free movement restrictions in the EU, which were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the epidemiological situation is improving and vaccination campaigns

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WHO validates Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations

WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing. The vaccine is produced by the Beijing-based pharmaceutical company Sinovac. “The world

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WTO: New $50 billion health, trade and finance roadmap to end the pandemic and secure a global recovery

The heads of the world’s predominant global financing, health and trade agencies have united to urge government leaders to urgently finance a new $50 billion roadmap to accelerate the equitable distribution of health tools to help end the pandemic that

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