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“Long COVID” exposes long-term challenges

London, UK | Xinhua | The increasing reports of people getting “long COVID” have exposed the challenges in combatting the pandemic. Experts said that long COVID is likely to result in growing pressure on social and medical resources, a shrinking labor force and economic downturn in the long run. UNDERESTIMATED FIGURE …

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How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

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Ugandans survived the COVID-19 lockdown but might not live through the current financial one

COMMENT | Alfred Geresom Musamali | It was tough going through the two years of lockdown resulting from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Uganda. But some households that survived the lockdown may not live through the prevailing financial one in the country. During some of that time, movement …

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The fight against Ebola

Why women must be central to the response NEWS ANALYSIS | SOPHIE HARMAN | No time for that” was the constant refrain heard by gender and women’s health experts working in the 2014/16 Ebola response. This was an emergency and the main thing was to deal with the crisis. It …

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The pesticide double standard

Rich countries shouldn’t export pesticides with active ingredients categorised as highly hazardous COMMENT | SILKE BOLLMOHR AND LAYLA LIEBETRAU | Pesticide residue can be found everywhere: in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. A growing body of evidence suggests that herbicides, insecticides, and …

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Japan gov’t urged to end free COVID-19 vaccinations

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | An advisory panel for the finance minister on Monday proposed that the Japanese government end free-of-charge coronavirus vaccinations, highlighting concerns over a further increase of its financial strain. Japan’s Ministry of Finance convened a subcommittee meeting on Monday and asked a panel of experts to start …

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