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World Bank’s IFC Launching $4B Financing Platform To Support Production, Supply Of Health Care Products In Developing Countries Amid Pandemic

Reuters: World Bank’s IFC launches $4 billion medical supply financing platform “The World Bank Group’s private sector arm said on Wednesday it was launching a $4 billion financing platform aimed at boosting the production and supply of critical healthcare products in developing countries to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including School Openings, Lessons From France’s Response, Poor Data On Women

The Lancet: The COVID-19 infodemic Editorial Board (7/17). New York Times: Opening Schools Won’t Be Easy, but Here’s How to Do It Safely Ezekiel J. Emanuel, vice provost of global initiatives and professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues (7/29). PLOS Neglected Tropical…

U.K., U.S. Agree To Deals With Pharma Companies To Purchase Any Successful Coronavirus Vaccines; Pfizer Negotiating With E.U. On Vaccine Contract; Media Outlets Report On Other COVID-19 R&D News

Financial Times: U.K. strikes deal for 60m Covid-19 vaccine doses with Sanofi and GSK “The U.K. has agreed to buy up to 60m doses of a vaccine being developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline if the companies are able to prove its efficacy against Covid-19 in clinical trials to start in…

Blogs, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Topics, Including Testing Capacity, Disease Surveillance In Ghana, Impact On Women in Zambia, Reducing Impact On Amazonian Peoples

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: How well is Ghana — with one of the best testing capacities in Africa — responding to COVID-19? Jiaqi Zhang, research assistant at the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at Duke University’s Duke Global Health Institute; Justice Nonvignon, associate professor at the School of…

2 Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Large-Scale Trials In Final Testing Phase

NPR: 2 Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Final Testing Phase “Two companies announced [Monday] that they are beginning widespread testing of potential coronavirus vaccines. One comes from a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. biotech company Moderna. The other is from a collaboration between the pharmaceutical giant…