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Borgen Magazine: Four Companies in Developing Countries Contributing to the SDGs (Cade, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: The need for more early stage investment in RMNCAH solutions (12/18). Devex: Q&A: The value of the private sector in health system strengthening (12/18). Devex: If COVID-19 changes finance, will that help development funding? (Saldinger,…

4 Countries Close To Famine, Says U.N.

The Telegraph: Revealed: The four countries facing famine in 2020 “Millions in South Sudan are on the edge of starvation, the United Nations has warned, with ‘multiple famines looming’ in a number of other countries as well. Across the globe millions have been left starving as the devastating impact of…

African-Led Trial To Test New Combinations Of HIV Vaccines, PrEP In 4 Countries

The Guardian: Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines “The first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the…

Gates Foundation Blog Posts Look Back At COVID-19 In India, Africa

Gates Foundation: Looking back at COVID-19 in 2020: A Q&A with Hari Menon “M. Hari Menon, head of the foundation’s India office, wrote on India’s initial COVID-19 response in May 2020. We caught up with him to discuss his thoughts on the pandemic at the end of the year and…

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AFP/YouTube: Virus hunters delve into Gabon forest in search for next threat | AFP (12/16). Devex: Q&A: The woman tasked with bringing gender to the center of the Gates Foundation (Cheney, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Addressing polio through a gender lens (12/17). Devex: How a new data portal aims to accelerate…

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Bloomberg: The Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be the Ultimate Gateway Drug (Baker/Patel, 12/16). Bloomberg: Southeast Asia Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker: Who Gets What, When (Sayson/Jiao, 12/16). Borgen Magazine: America’s Role in the Fight Against Global Poverty (Wallman, 12/14). Devex: Fragile countries are ‘backdoors’ for Russian attacks, says former Trump official (Igoe, 12/15).…

Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Regional Vaccine Manufacturing In Africa; Vaccine Rollout, Regulation; Funding For Global Efforts In Next U.S. Stimulus

Devex: Opinion: A call to boost African manufacturing for COVID-19 and other vaccines Perrer Tosso, senior manager of advanced manufacturing technologies at USP, and Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, CEO of Kiara Health, chair of the board of Biovac, and board member of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (12/16). Financial Times:…

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