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Sanofi, WHO Renew Partnership To Finance Research, Other Efforts To Address NTDs

Reuters: Sanofi renews deal with WHO to fight tropical diseases, sleeping sickness “French healthcare company Sanofi announced on Tuesday a renewal of its partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight neglected tropical diseases and to eliminate sleeping sickness before 2030. Sanofi said its new five-year commitment with the…

New Global Youth Mobilization Initiative To Invest In Youth-Led COVID-19 Response Efforts

WHO: World’s largest youth organizations, representing 250 million members, and WHO launch global mobilization to respond to disruptive impacts of COVID-19 on young people “A new ground-breaking global youth mobilization was launched [Monday] to invest in and scale up youth-led solutions and engagements in response to COVID-19. The initiative was…

U.N. General Assembly Declares 2021-2030 Decade Of Healthy Aging

WHO: The Decade of Healthy Ageing: a new U.N.-wide initiative “The United Nations General Assembly [Monday] declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing. ‘Today’s announcement of the U.N. Decade of Healthy Aging sends a clear signal that it is only by working as one, within the United Nations system and…

Maintaining COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Presents Logistical Challenges, Experts Say

NPR: Transporting And Distributing Vaccines Will Be ‘Unprecedented’ Logistical Challenge “…It’s a complex task that will involve not only shipping companies like FedEx and UPS, but also airlines better known for carrying people, not cargo. Dr. Kate O’Brien, director of WHO’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, compares the monumental…

WHO Expects Emergency Use Decisions On Coronavirus Vaccines In Coming Weeks, Calls For More Funding To Supply Vaccines To LMICs

Reuters: WHO expects decisions on Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines in weeks “The World Health Organization expects to make decisions on whether to give emergency use approval to COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca in the coming weeks, its chief scientist said on Friday…” (Nebehay et al., 12/11). Reuters: Any…

U.N. SG Urges Nations To Treat Climate Change As ‘Emergency’ As World Leaders Pledge New Goals At Virtual Gathering Recognizing 5th Anniversary Of Paris Climate Accord

AP: As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges U.S. support “U.S. President-elect Joe Biden pledged Saturday to rejoin the Paris climate accord on the first day of his presidency, as world leaders staged a virtual gathering to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the international pact aimed at curbing global…

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