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  1. More Progressive Taxation Needed for Social Progress

    - Inter Press Service

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 18 (IPS) - Governments must innovatively develop progressive means to finance the large-scale social spending needed to improve lives and livelihoods, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. More egalitarian tax reforms should enable governments to equitably mobilize desperately needed revenue to advance sustainable development for all.

  2. UN-backed COVAX mechanism delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

    - UN News

    With a 1.1 million jab delivery in Rwanda this weekend, the World Health Organization’s multilateral initiative to provide equal access to vaccines for all reached the one billion milestone.

  3. WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with COVID-19  

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Thursday two new drugs to treat patients with COVID-19, one for patients with critical diseaseand one for non-severe cases.

  4. Africa’s fourth COVID wave flattens out after six-week surge

    - UN News

    After a six-week surge, Africa’s fourth pandemic wave, which has been mainly driven by the Omicron variant, is flattening, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

  5. Omicron fuels record weekly COVID-19 cases, but deaths ‘stable’

    - UN News

    Fuelled by Omicron, more than 15 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported around the world last week, by far the most cases reported in a single seven day period, the World Health Organization (WHO) informed on Wednesday. 

  6. Sudan: 15 attacks on health facilities and workers in two months

    - UN News

    With the crisis escalating in Sudan, there have been 15 reports of attacks on healthcare workers and health facilities since last November, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

  7. COVID-19: Current vaccines may need to be updated, experts warn

    - UN News

    Current COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated to ensure their continued effectiveness against Omicron and future variants, an expert group appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. 

  8. Europe: Omicron wave threatens to overwhelm health workers in weeks

    - UN News

    With forecasts indicating more than 50 per cent of Europeans are likely to become infected with the Omicron variant in the next six to eight weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that health workers still bear the greatest burden.

  9. Clean Water, Decent Toilets, Hygiene Challenge for Southern African Community

    - Inter Press Service

    Blantyre, Malawi, Jan 10 (IPS) - The toilets in the maternity wing of Namatapa Health Centre in the populous Bangwe Township in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial city, fell into disrepair a few years ago. So, pregnant women who come to deliver their babies and their guardians use two pit latrines.

  10. Underfunded and Deadly Tuberculosis Needs its Own Bill Gates

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 07 (IPS) - Global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are futile without dedicated investment in research into the debilitating disease that is killing 4000 people a day, Stop TB Partnership warns.

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