Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors
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Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors. Over 31 Deaths At Quebec’s CHSLD Seniors Home Quebec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret has announced an impartial and independent investigation into the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and certain public health institutions. With CHSLDs seniors home being hammered by COVID-19, the Québec Ombudsman expressed her concerns Read More…

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COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV. UNAIDS stepping up its support to HIV positive Ugandans People living with HIV and tuberculosis have found it difficult to access their routine medical care or essential medicine refills Kuraish Mubiru wakes up at dawn every day to get refills of antiretroviral therapy from different health Read More…

Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19
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Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19. Germany provides millions in aid to Africa Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the Read More…

COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country
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COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country. Less money being sent back home to families Large numbers of migrants living and working abroad send part of their wages to their families back home on a regular basis. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, low-income countries have seen a dramatic fall in these remittances Read More…

Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk
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Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk. The armed conflict that began in Yemen in March 2015 Over 500,000 Vulnerable in Renewed Fighting in North A displaced family in their tent in al-Sowida camp for internally displaced people in Marib governorate, north Yemen, February 2020. The family had been displaced twice, the second time after fleeing Read More…

UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic
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UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic. The funding will give cash grants to charities Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding, Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced today. Over £22 million in cash grants will be Read More…

Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits
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Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits. Helping front line employees who died fighting COVID-19 Mayor de Blasio announced his support for line-of-duty death benefits for survivors of municipal employees who die of COVID-19. “Our public servants have gone above and beyond during this crisis, and the loved ones of those we’ve lost deserve Read More…

Kenya holds first-ever virtual health meeting with WHA
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Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference. Kenya has been hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic Addressing the Assembly the CS noted that Kenya has put in place robust economic, social and public health measures aimed at interrupting the transmission of the virus Health Cabinet Secretary, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Read More…