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SUNS # 9333 Monday 26 April 2021

Trade : TRIPS waiver proposal being held hostage on "ideological" grounds (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Despite the worsening COVID-19 pandemic that has already claimed more than 3 million lives, a handful of industrialized countries led by the European Union, Switzerland and United Kingdom have held hostage on "ideological" grounds the proposal to suspend certain provisions of the WTO's TRIPS Agreement to combat the pandemic, said people familiar with the development.

UN : On World Malaria Day, we must step up efforts to combat malaria (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
Despite its 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths in 2019, malaria is an overlooked epidemic.

DRC : Power of staying together against COVID-19, war and stigma (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu.

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