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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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  • B1.1.529 – A wake-up call to governments everywhere

    In the last 24 hours, governments across Europe have introduced new travel restrictions on several southern African countries in response to the emergence of a new COVID strain that some experts are warning is the worst to date. This was followed by news on Friday afternoon, that there had already been a confirmed case of…

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  • ONE reacts to the EP adoption of the 2022 budget

    BRUSSELS, 25 November 2021 – The European Parliament approved the budget deal reached on 15 November and adopted the 2022 budget. It also agreed to amend the 2021 budget and make use of  €1.3 billion to increase access to COVID19 vaccines in low and middle-income countries.  On the 2022 budget, Emily Wigens, EU Director at…

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  • The EU steps up its game to end the pandemic with the 2022 budget 

    BRUSSELS – At the eleventh hour, the EU Member States and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s 2022 budget. The 2021 Conciliation Committee agreed on €17 170 million for external spending, increasing the Commission’s proposal by €401 million. The Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) amounts to €12 716 million, increasing…

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  • ONE responds to the one year anniversary of Zambia’s default

    Reflecting on the one year anniversary (13 Nov 2020) since Zambia became the first African country to default on its debt during the pandemic, Edwin Ikhuoria, ONE Africa’s Executive Director, said: “Zambia’s default should’ve served as a wake-up call to address the looming debt crisis in Africa. It didn’t. With another 21 African countries still…

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  • ONE reacts to the G20 Leaders’ Summit

    Speaking from Rome, Emily Wigens, EU Director at the ONE Campaign, said:  “The G20 fell short of delivering collective action needed to tackle the pandemic despite progress on climate and commitments from some individual countries and the efforts of the Italian Presidency.  “The support expressed for the 70% global vaccination goal raises the real possibility…

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