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SUNS # 9778 Wednesday 10 May 2023

Trade : WTO members step up discussions on reforms (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Members of the World Trade Organization on 8 May discussed several proposals with differing goals for reforming the WT O, but they seemingly faced difficulties in expressing their considered assessments/opinions within the three-minute time limit for making statemen ts, as prescribed by the new General Council (GC) chair, said people familiar with the discussions.

Health : New mosquito species could derail fight against malaria (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
"Urban" Kenya has been alerted because a new mosquito species, Anopheles stephensi, threatens to derail de cades of effort made in the fight against malaria.

Pakistan : Theatre used to dispel polio immunisation myths (PRIV)
(IPS, Peshawar)
Pakistan, one of two polio-endemic countries in the world, has started staging theatrical dramas to promote immunisation in an attempt to encourage parents who refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated.

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