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SUNS # 9293 Thursday  25 February 2021


Trade: Two-thirds of WTO members issue call for a TRIPS waiver (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
In support of putting billions of human lives before the profits and patents of Big Pharma, more than two-thirds of the World Trade Organization's 164 members have issued a clarion call to support the proposed temporary TRIPS waiver to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by ramping up production of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines to ensure equitable and affordable access worldwide, negotiators told the SUNS.

Zimbabwe: How mango farmers are tackling an invasive fruit fly pest (PRIV)
(IPS, Harare)
Every harvest season, Susan Zinoro, a mango farmer from Mutoko, Zimbabwe, buries half the mangoes she's grown that season.

Asia-Pacific: Sustainable energy key to COVID-19 recovery (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
The past year is one that few of us will forget.

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