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A Call to Action on the Debt of IDA Countries-IMF, World Bank

March 25, 2020/IMF/World Bank The coronavirus outbreak is likely to have severe economic and social consequences for IDA countries, home to a quarter of the world’s population and two-thirds of the world’s population living in extreme poverty. With immediate effect—and consistent with national laws of the creditor countries—the World Bank […]

COVID-19: WHO Launches Health Alert Service on WhatsApp

  March 21, 2020/WHO WHO ( has launched a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. […]

More than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa

Twelve countries in the African region are now experiencing local transmission March 20, 2020/WHO Regional Office for Africa More than 600 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant […]