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Pandemic Response

A New Commitment for Vaccine Equity and Defeating the Pandemic

It’s critical that countries with excess COVID-19 vaccine supplies immediately release and match doses to countries with deployment plans. Ending the pandemic is a solvable problem that requires global action – now, said World Bank Group President David Malpass in a new Op-Ed.

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Pandemic Response

Strengthening Healthcare Capacity in Tajikistan and Protecting the Poorest During the Pandemic

Tajikistan was among the first countries to receive World Bank support to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A $11.3 million grant helped strengthen healthcare capacity, provide emergency cash assistance, and finance awareness campaigns on how prevent the spread of the virus.

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Global growth in 2021 is projected to be more robust than previously envisioned. Rapid vaccination progress has contributed to forecast upgrades in many countries; however, this is concentrated primarily in advanced economies. For many EMDEs, renewed COVID-19 surges and limited vaccination have contributed to downward revisions to growth. Read More.


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