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Multilateral Leaders Task Force on Covid-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics

A global effort to help developing countries access and deliver COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and therapeutics, as they work to end the pandemic and boost economic recovery. The International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization

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WHO Statement on advancing the next series of studies to find the origins of SARS-CoV-2

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has been working with Member States and the scientific community to better understand how this pandemic began so that we can be better prepared for the next one. Following the publication of

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IFC Insights: Accelerating a Strategy to Produce PPE in Africa

By Gary Seidman Paul Adedoyin Odunaiya, born and educated in Nigeria, spent most of his professional life working in the United Kingdom. Though he was trained as an accountant, he managed businesses in diverse fields, including IT, energy, and marketing.

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IMF Blog: Putting Public Investment to Work

By Mariano Moszoro For countries on the path to recovery, reviving economic activity is a major priority. And what better way to support a come-back than by creating jobs. Our new IMF staff research shows that when governments spend on infrastructure, they create many

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WHO’s Solidarity clinical trial enters a new phase with three new candidate drugs

Solidarity PLUS trial for promising drugs will roll out in 52 countries, an unprecedented global collaboration for COVID-19 R&D The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the next phase in its Solidarity trial: Solidarity PLUS will enroll hospitalized patients to

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IMF: Fault Lines Widen in the Global Recovery

Economic prospects have diverged further across countries since the April 2021 World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecast. Vaccine access has emerged as the principal fault line along which the global recovery splits into two blocs: those that can look forward to

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IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO launch joint vaccine information website

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization launched a new website on 30 July which will serve as a platform for information on access to COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics

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Updated recommendations for use of the ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] vaccine against COVID-19

The interim recommendations  for use of the ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] vaccine against COVID-19 (AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 Vaxzevria™, SII COVISHIELD™) have been updated to reflect latest evidence. For further information, see here. Source

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WTO publishes list of bottlenecks and facilitating measures on critical COVID-19 products

The WTO Secretariat has issued an indicative list of trade-related bottlenecks and trade-facilitating measures on critical products to combat COVID-19, including inputs used in vaccine manufacturing, vaccine distribution and approval, therapeutics and pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical devices. The list is

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EIGE: EU research shows COVID-19 poised to end progress on gender equality

The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis threaten to roll back recent progress in gender equality, including an overall trend of upward convergence. Despite slow progress in some areas over the past decade, crucial improvements had been made

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