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  1. COVID-19: Rich countries should donate at least 1 billion vaccine doses, says WHO panel

    - UN News

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    Rich countries must share their supplies of COVID-19 vaccines quickly, in line with recommendations made earlier this year by an independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the former co-chairs said on Tuesday.  

  2. ‘COVICANE’ – How One Caribbean Country is Coping with the Hurricane Season during COVID-19

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Aug 31 (IPS) - Around 2:00 pm on August 18, 89-year-old farmer Whitnel Louis and his wife Ayma began packing up their unsold produce, hoping to leave the capital of Roseau and get home way ahead of the 6 pm curfew recently put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  3. Is Canada Missing out on Leveraging ITMDs in it’s Healthcare Plans?

    - Inter Press Service

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    NEW DELHI, India, Aug 31 (IPS) - With elections right round the corner in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said that a re-elected Liberal government would spend billions in the coming years to hire family doctors. This report says, Justin Trudeau promised that the Liberals would spend $3 billion over four years starting in 2022 to hire 7500 family doctors and nurses as well as tax and student loan incentives for health professionals who set up shop in rural or remote communities and also pledges an extra $6 billion to wrestle with wait lists.

  4. Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop

    - Inter Press Service

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    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 (IPS) - The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come.

  5. Vaccine Access Negotiations to Resume as New Variants Spread

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (IPS) - A committee that has spent almost a year negotiating the terms of a temporary intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 medicines will reconvene in September after pausing for the European Summer.

  6. COVID jabs needed for educators and kids to keep schools open: WHO, UNICEF

    - UN News

    As the school year begins for millions of children in Europe and Central Asia, UN health and child experts on Monday issued a series of COVID-19 risk reduction measures to ensure that in-person lessons can go ahead, despite rising infection rates.

  7. Pacific Community Warns of Threat to Education Retention in the Wake of COVID-19

    - Inter Press Service

    CANBERRA, Australia, Aug 27 (IPS) - Before the pandemic, many Pacific Island countries grappled with low numbers of students completing secondary education. Now experts in the region are concerned that the closure of schools to contain the spread of COVID-19, and the economic downturn, will lead to even more students dropping out of education early.

  8. WHO ‘exploring all options’ to get medical supplies into Afghanistan

    - UN News

    With medical stocks dwindling in Afghanistan, and the airport in the capital, Kabul, crippled by a terrorist attack, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to examine ways to deliver much-needed supplies to the country, a senior official told journalists in Geneva on Friday. 

  9. Vaccine inequity causes ‘dangerous divergence’ in COVID survival rates – UN agency heads

    - UN News

    The global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is progressing at “two alarmingly different speeds”, UN agency leaders said in a statement on Friday, noting that less than two per cent of adults are fully vaccinated in most low-income countries compared to almost 50 per cent in high-‑income nations.   

  10. Systemic Barriers Exist in Canadian Healthcare for Immigrant Health Professionals

    - Inter Press Service

    Toronto, Canada, Aug 27 (IPS) - Albert Einstein said, “In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity.” The year 2020 was a year of crisis across many sectors in Canada, especially the health care sector. There was a severe strain on the health care system through long waiting lists for family physicians, specialists, and vaccination clinics, and Intensive Care Units were working at a high level of capacity.

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