Sabin Vaccine Institute Funds Researchers to Investigate COVID-19 Misinformation, Design Solutions to Increase Vaccine Acceptance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) announced today that it has awarded grants to research teams in four countries to explore the social drivers of COVID-19 misinformation, and its impact on routine immunization acceptance and the acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. The grants are part of Sabin’s Social and […]

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Sabin Vaccine Institute financia pesquisadores para investigar desinformação sobre a COVID-19, projetar soluções para aumentar a aceitação de vacinas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) anunciou hoje que concedeu subsídios a equipes de pesquisa de quatro países para explorar os fatores sociais da desinformação sobre a COVID-19 e seu impacto na aceitação rotineira da imunização e na aceitação de uma vacina contra a COVID-19. Os subsídios fazem parte […]

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Sabin Vaccine Institute finance des chercheurs pour enquêter sur la désinformation relative à la COVID-19 et concevoir des solutions en vue d’accroître l’acceptation des vaccins

WASHINGTON, 13 janv. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir accordé des subventions à des équipes de recherche dans quatre pays afin d’étudier les facteurs sociaux de la désinformation sur la COVID-19 et son impact sur l’acceptation de la vaccination systématique et l’acceptation d’un vaccin contre la COVID-19. Les […]

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West Africa Regional Supply and Market Outlook, January 12, 2021

KEY MESSAGES • This report summarizes supply and market outlook of staple foods in 17 West Africa and Sahel countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) for the 2020/21 marketing year (MY), that spans from October 2020 to September 2021. Qualitative analyses also include Cameroon as part of West Africa food security network monitoring. • Regional crop assessments forecast above-average 2020/21 cereal production in West Africa and the Sahel. Aggregate cereal production is forecast…

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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (7 – 13 January 2021)

REGIONAL INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES AS SECOND WAVE HITS Several countries in the region have adopted new lockdown measures to contain the COVID-19 spread, as the second wave has hit many countries in the region. An increase of cases was recorded in the last quarter of 2020 through January 2021. Eight countries in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo) have recorded their highest number of cases during the second wave. In Nigeria, cases reached a record 100,000 on January…

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Good news for Africa’s Great Green Wall

At the recent One Planet Summit for Biodiversity the Great Green Wall for the Sahel and Sahara Initiative (GGW) received $14 billion in additional funding pledges for the next ten years. This financial support will scale up efforts to restore degraded land, create green jobs, strengthen resilience and protect biodiversity. Among the financiers are the Government of France, who committed $14 billion; the African Development Bank ($6.5 billion) and the World Bank ($5 billion). Started in 2007, the 8000 kilometre-long Great Green Wall is an African-led initiative, spanning 11 countries,…

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Rights Groups Doubt Cameroon Military’s Massacre Investigation

YAOUNDE – Rights groups in Cameroon doubt the military’s claim it will properly investigate the latest alleged massacre of civilians by its troops.  Activists and witnesses say the military killed 10 villagers Sunday, including women and children, while attempting to fight separatists.  Cameroon’s military denies it was responsible, a line that has been questioned in past cases. Thirty-seven-year-old teacher Jacob Mende says he fled Cameroon’s southwestern village of Mautu after witnessing the military on Sunday shooting civilians. “Cameroon military invaded the village of Mautu,” he said, speaking via a messaging…

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Aid Groups Warn of COVID-19 Outbreak at Ethiopian Refugee Camp in Sudan

KHARTOUM – Aid workers this week confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in Sudan’s camps for refugees who fled the fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region. The United Nations refugee agency and aid group Mercy Corps say an urgent intervention is needed to avoid a humanitarian disaster. Aid organizations reported four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sudan’s Um Rakouba camp for Ethiopian refugees this week. The camp houses 25,000 people who have arrived since November, living in very basic, overcrowded conditions that present an opportunity for the coronavirus to easily spread. Mercy…

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