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Over 1.9 billion people in Asia-Pacific unable to afford a healthy diet: UN report
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Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Over 1.9 billion people in Asia-Pacific unable to afford a healthy diet: UN report
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and surging food prices are keeping almost two billion people in Asia and the Pacific from healthy diets, United Nations agencies said on Wednesday.Read Full Article ...
 
UN agencies supporting mammoth India COVID-19 vaccine rollout
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Monday, 18 January 2021
UN agencies supporting mammoth India COVID-19 vaccine rollout
India has begun what is the world’s biggest COVID vaccination campaign so far, deploying hundreds of thousands of health workers, with the training and support...
 
Independent panel finds critical early failings in COVID-19 response
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Monday, 18 January 2021
Independent panel finds critical early failings in COVID-19 response
The global system for pandemic alert and response is “not fit for purpose”, highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointe...
 
WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access
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Sunday, 17 January 2021
WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access
A “me-first approach” to COVID-19 vaccines on the part of some countries and manufacturers is putting equitable access to these lifesaving treatments at risk, ...
 
COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing
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Friday, 15 January 2021
COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing
As COVID-19 cases spike in parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and new variants of the virus emerge in some countries, the head of the World Health Organ...
 
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