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WHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all

  |   SUN Country Network

Presidents Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and Sebastián Piñera of Chile joined WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to announce progress on a technology platform that aims to lift access barriers to effective vaccines, medicines and other health products against COVID-19. Costa Rica proposed...

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ECLAC proposes a basic income to help most vulnerable population overcome the COVID19’s effects

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented a new report on the social challenges of the crisis stemming from COVID-19. In a context of low growth, a significant increase in poverty, extreme poverty and inequality is foreseen in Latin America and...

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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Appealing for continued support from the international community for the agency’s global aid effort, WFP spokesperson...

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