Global fund-raising drive to raise $8.2bn for coronavirus vaccine

World leaders will be meeting virtually on Monday to raise an initial $8.2bn for vaccine research to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists in several countries are embarking on human-testing trials but health officials caution that making populations immune to the virus could be years away still. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Doha, Qatar. – … Read more Global fund-raising drive to raise $8.2bn for coronavirus vaccine

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (20 April 2020)

The daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead, Health Emergencies Programme. On “start lifting the so-called lockdown restrictions,” WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus reemphasized that “easing restrictions is … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (20 April 2020)

Music that Heals: Tatiana’s Story

One of the oldest and most atrocious weapons of war is rape, but now the courage of survivors is creating a new transformation marked by healing, justice and peace. Ten years ago, Tatiana Mukanire survived a horrifically brutal crime – and today she proves that nothing is stronger than the human spirit. “I got my … Read more Music that Heals: Tatiana’s Story

Trade Versus Aid – Dr Michael Jennings

Arch-critics of development aid posit a fundamental divide between trade on the one hand – shorthand for encouraging private investment, encouraging the rise of new businesses and job creation – with aid (characterised by these same critics as money that is wasted at best, opening avenues for corruption, mismanagement and dependence at worst). The argument … Read more Trade Versus Aid – Dr Michael Jennings