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Global Goal Unite for Our Future,’ Global Citizen and The European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion In Cash Grants

… and $5.4 Billion In Loans and Guarantees—For A Total Of $6.9 Billion Pledged—To Combat the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 On Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities Summary ‌‌International‌ ‌advocacy‌ ‌organization‌ Global Citizen and the European Commission (EC) today‌ hosted Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Summit and The Concert, as part of a global […]

Vaccine development for COVID-19

EUROPEAN COMMISSIONDIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY Public health, country knowledge, crisis managementCrisis management and preparedness in healthLuxembourg, 22 April 2020 Health Security CommitteeAudio meeting on the outbreak of COVID-19Summary Report The HSC received background information on vaccine development and EU activities. The WHO blueprint list of COVID-19 vaccines in development includes three candidates in […]

Testing Kits for COVID-19- What is the EU doing?

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CORONAVIRUS | #StrongerTogether KEY MESSAGES: • Testing for the presence of or exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus is an essential aspect of combatting the COVID-19 outbreak. • The rapidly developing nature of the pandemic means that testing kits are key tools for both the control of spread and future de-escalation measures. • The Commission, supported […]

YOPESO Global Emergency Platform for Medical Supplies

While we all keep struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, today, I would like to share with you a new initiative from a GBO member, David Rodríguez, from Berlin. His company, YOPESO, has developed a Global Emergency Platform aimed to help tackle the scarcity of medical devices worldwide. Please find below more details about the […]