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SUNS # 9325 Wednesday 14 April 2021
 
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UN : COVID-19 has devastating impact on healthcare in Africa & Asia (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the continuity of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria services in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia in 2020, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has said.

Finance : Only multilateral cooperation can stop harmful tax competition (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 13 Apr (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged all governments to support a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 21%.

Brazil : Farmers benefit as biogas replaces firewood (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
"Biogas is worth gold to us, we can no longer live without it," Claudete Volkswey, a poultry farmer in the municipality of Toledo, in the southwestern state of Parana, Brazil, said enthusiastically about the new source of energy that has allowed her to get a good night's sleep again, because she no longer has to get up to stoke the fire every two hours.


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