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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,…

Asian Countries Top Bloomberg’s List Of Efficient Health Systems; U.S. In Bottom Tier

Bloomberg: Asia Trounces U.S. in Health-Efficiency Index Amid Pandemic “As a pandemic ravaged the world, Asian economies led by Hong Kong and Singapore topped a ranking of most-efficient health care systems. The Bloomberg Health-Efficiency Index, first conducted in 2013, tracks life expectancy and medical spending to determine which health-care systems…

New Zealand Offers Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Pacific Island Nations

NPR: New Zealand Will Give Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Nations “New Zealand has advance purchased two new coronavirus vaccines from pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Novavax, giving the small island country the ability to vaccinate its 5 million residents. Government officials also announced Thursday they will go a step…

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…

Blog Post Explores Opportunities For International Development Donor Collaboration In Southeast Asia

Brookings Institution’s “Up Front”: How international development donors can collaborate in Southeast Asia George Ingram, senior fellow for global economy and development at the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings, discusses the advantages and opportunities for, and forms of, international development donor collaboration in Southeast Asia (12/17).

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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).…

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