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    • Figure D - Legend: Levels of trust in the national government and the medical profession were condensed into three categories: ‘a lot of trust’, ‘some or not much trust’, and ‘no trust’. In general, there was a strong sense of trust in the medical profession. Those who said they would use the vaccine displayed higher levels of trust than those who said that they would not use the vaccine
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Issues in ensuring COVID-19 vaccine compliance (By Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World)

We conducted a survey in June of 2020 that addressed whether people’s willingness to use a COVID-19 vaccine and adopt other preventive healthcare measures was associated with trust

By Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH An effective COVID-19 vaccine could help us emerge from isolation and end the social distancing required during this pandemic; but it will only work if people are willing to be vaccinated [1]. We conducted a survey in June of 2020 that addressed whether people’s willingness…

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2020 Right Livelihood Laureates to be announced on October 1

The recipients have been selected by an international Jury after careful investigation by the Foundation’s Research team

The 2020 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” are set to be announced in Stockholm on Thursday, October 1. The four new Laureates will be presented by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Foundation, and Amelie von Zweigbergk, Vice-Chair…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 impacts driving up acute hunger in countries already in food crisis

Central African Republic, Honduras, Lesotho and Somalia have experienced an increase of more than 10 percentage points in the share of people facing acute hunger

Pandemic aggravates pre-existing drivers of acute food insecurity - Democratic Republic of the Congo is now world’s largest food crisis. FAO and partners call for urgent and decisive action. The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) today held a high-level event to present a review of the most recent global data…

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Global and African Leaders welcome Launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation ( today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank ( at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African…

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Coronavirus: UNICEF Chad Humanitarian Situation Report

335 trainers and community leaders were coached on COVID-19 prevention, bringing the total number of community members reached to 1,277

Highlights During the reporting period, 38,059 malnourished children were admitted and treated in the supported health centres, bringing the year-to-date total to 146,205 in the provinces targeted by HAC, with a cure rate of 91 percent. 245 children received psychosocial support, including in child-friendly spaces, bringing the year-to-date total to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Violence against women and girls - Evidence digest

This report explores the impact of COVID19 on forced migrant survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and gender-based violence (GBV): COVID-19 & VAWG COVID-19 and violence against women and children – what have we learned so far? (June 2020) This note from the Center for Global Development reviews rigorous studies of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 172 Countries & Multiple Candidate Vaccines engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility

Goal of bringing the pandemic under control via equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines needs urgent, broadscale commitment and investment from countries

Nine CEPI-supported candidate vaccines are part of the COVAX initiative, with a further nine candidates under evaluation, and procurement conversations on-going with additional producers not currently receiving research and development (R&D) funding through COVAX – giving COVAX the largest and most diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio in the world; 80 potentially…

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Coronavirus - Tanzania: Back to School - Zanzibar plans for quality learning for all children with $1.5 million from Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for COVID-19 education response

The GPE-funded programme is closely aligned to existing education sector plans and the National Education Response and Recovery Plan for COVID-19

Zanzibar has received a $1.5 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus)-related school closures and ensure that more than 520,000 children return to school safely, leaving no child left behind. The grant is part of GPE’s $500 million COVID-19 response, which is helping…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Matuma Health Centre III sees an increase in deliveries during the COVID-19 lockdown in Uganda

Improved hygiene and cleanliness at the health centre is attributed to improvements in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure

As you enter Matuma Health Centre III in Yumbe District, northern Uganda, a handwashing facility with soap awaits you. You cannot enter the health centre without washing your hands first and wearing a mask. All people seeking services at this health centre – inpatients and outpatients – are wearing masks…

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Coronavirus - Algeria: Change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden

Residents of Algeria will no longer be exempted from the entry ban

The Government has today decided on a change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden. As a result of this change, residents of Algeria will no longer be exempted from the entry ban. Today’s decision is in line with the Council of the European Union's latest recommendation to EU…