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  • ONE responds to UK’s ‘Living with Covid’ strategy

    ONE Responds to UK’s ‘Living with Covid’ strategy: “There can be no viable plan to begin the recovery from the pandemic here in the UK, if there isn’t a viable plan to end the threat of the virus everywhere. 

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  • ONE reaction to the AU EU Summit – Europe ignores African leaders call on waiving vaccine patents

    Brussels – African and European leaders met for the first time since 2017 for the 6th AU EU summit in Brussels. As part of this, the EU also announced half of the Global Gateway package, potentially worth €150 billion, would be allocated to Africa flagship initiatives focusing on health, transport and education. The EU committed…

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  • AU-EU Summit – Africa is speaking with one voice. Is Europe listening?

    Brussels – European and African leaders will meet for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, when the 6th African Union and European Union Summit takes place in Brussels on the 17-18 February. The Summit was initially convened for 2020 but postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and political tensions.  The ONE Campaign…

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  • ONE reacts to BioNTech plans to increase mRNA vaccine production in Africa

    Marburg – BioNTech announced the construction of manufacturing sites for mRNA-based vaccines called “BioNTainer” in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana and Rwanda. Macky Sall, Paul Kagame and Nana Akufo-Addo met with Development Minister Schulze, EU Commission Commissioner Hahn and the CEOs of BioNTech in Marburg to consolidate the announcement made by BioNTech last October. Edwin Ikhuoria,…

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  • ONE responds to the IMF World Economic Outlook report

    Today, the IMF released its flagship World Economic Outlook report where it reveals that global growth is expected to slow down from 5.9% to 4.4% in 2022, and warns that the divergence between advanced economies and emerging markets and developing countries will persist. In response to the new analysis, Amy Dodd, Policy Director at the…

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  • UK should prioritise vaccinating other countries over boosters at home – poll

    The UK public supports sharing vaccines with people in developing countries over receiving more boosters at home, according to a new Savanta ComRes poll commissioned by ONE.

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  • ONE welcomes appointment of new WHO Special Envoy on vaccines

    In a reactive statement on the new appointment of Dr Alakija as WHO special Envoy, ONE Executive Director, Engagement and Mobilisation, Serah Makka Ugbabe said: “Two years into this pandemic it is appalling that vaccine apartheid continues to be the biggest barrier to defeating COVID-19. We need renewed efforts by world leaders to scale up…

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  • As leaders prepare for crucial Summit with Africa, ONE urges action to deliver on EU promise of solidarity

    5 questions EU leaders must answer ahead of major Africa Summit Brussels – Ahead European Council on 16-17 December where EU leaders will discuss the spread of new COVID19 variant Omicron and the preparations for a crucial Summit with African partners, anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign is highlighting the need for faster, transparent vaccine deliveries,…

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  • “So short-sighted” – ONE reacts to the IDA replenishment conference

    Today, a coalition of development partners have mobilised $93 billion for the International Development Association (IDA) — the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries — below the $100 billion requested by African Leaders. Reflecting on the two-day meeting as it draws to a close, David McNair, Executive Director for Global Policy at ONE, said: …

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  • ONE Campaign reacts to the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers Meeting

    Yesterday (12/12/21), the Foreign and Development Ministers (FDM) from the world’s richest nations met in Liverpool, where they had an opportunity to discuss global health and the international response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meeting effectively marks the final moment of the UK’s G7 Presidency this year. Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of The ONE Campaign,…

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