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Sports United by a Common Goal: Getting Bums Safely Back on Seats

Sport has cultural and economic importance; every country celebrates stars and leagues and teams in some form. It’s one of the great unifiers. Sporting events are social events, and — as with some many other aspects of modern life —

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IFC – Creating Markets: Tech Start-ups Deliver COVID-19 Relief

By Alison Buckholtz Additional reporting contributed by Savani Jayasooriya As the COVID-19 vaccine cavalry readies itself for deployment, Delhi-based health tech entrepreneur Prashant Tandon is preparing for battle. Fighting the pandemic, he believes, depends on the organization, coordination, and delivery

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WHO: Leaders Make Urgent Call To Accelerate Vaccination Globally And In Africa

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a group of global health leaders today issued an urgent call for vaccine equity globally and in Africa in particular. The leaders stressed that the worst pandemic in the last hundred years will not end unless

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COVID-19 vaccines: from rejection to shortage, how Côte d’Ivoire became a model for managing vaccine hesitancy

One month after Côte d’Ivoire’s vaccination campaign was launched with much fanfare, the great enthusiasm generated by the delivery of 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on February 26, 2021, quickly gave way to major concerns due to very low

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UN News – COVID-19: ‘Unacceptable’ deals and delays, hampering lifesaving COVAX deliveries

While 80 per cent of citizens in high and upper-middle income nations have had a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, that figure stands at just 20 per cent for those living below the top tiers, according to a joint statement issued by UN

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WHO: Joint COVAX Statement on Supply Forecast for 2021 and early 2022

Twelve months ago, the world came together to support COVAX, a multilateral initiative aimed at guaranteeing global access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. With the support of the international community, COVAX immediately began securing financing, entering into negotiations with vaccine developers

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European Commission – Questions and Answers: The EU and AstraZeneca agree on COVID-19 vaccine supply and on ending litigation

How does the settlement agreement compare in terms of quantity of doses delivered and the timing for delivery with the initial Advanced Purchase Agreement (APA)? Is the commitment to deliver 65 million in 2022 in line with the contract? The

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IFC Insights: Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs get Creative During COVID-19

By Savani Jayasooriya COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Every Sunday morning for as long as I can remember, my mother has headed to the nearby supermarket to get her weekly supply of veggies and fruits. Sometimes, it’s a family affair and I would

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Global Imbalances and the Pandemic

The International Monetary Fund’s tenth annual External Sector Report (ESR, August 2021) shows how current account deficits in the global economy widened in 2020 during the pandemic. On the other hand, the ESR also argues that overall, the misalignment between

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European Commission on Coronavirus: 70% of the EU adult population fully vaccinated

Today, the EU has reached a crucial milestone with 70% of the adult population now fully vaccinated. In total, over 256 million adults in the EU have now received a full vaccine course. Seven weeks ago already, the Commission’s delivery

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