Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Dedicates Additional Funding to the Novel Coronavirus Response

SEATTLE, February 5, 2020 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will immediately commit up to $100 million for the global response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The funding will help strengthen detection, isolation and treatment efforts; protect at-risk populations; and develop vaccines, treatments and diagnostics. The new funding is inclusive of $10 million the foundation committed to the outbreak in late January. “Multilateral organizations, national governments, the private sector and philanthropies must work together to slow the pace of the outbreak, help countries protect…

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#BREAKING: Higher Life Foundation Responds To Nurses

LOBBYING for salaries from Higher Life Foundation (HLF), Strive Masiyiwa’s humanitarian organisation says they are currently seized with “assisting significantly in transportation of nurses.” By Kudakwashe Pembere This response comes as Zimbabwe Nurses Association president Mr Enock Dongo called on HLF to intervene with salaries as done with the doctors. Speaking to HealthTimes, HLF CEO Dr Kennedy Mubaiwa said they are working on roping in Vaya transportation for nurses at Chitungwiza Central Hospital. “So with the nurses what we’ve done which probably people are not aware of is that of…

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Zim Requires USD5, 2 million For Novel Coronavirus Preparedness

WITH Zimbabwe yet to have a suspected nor confirmed case, the country needs about USD5, 2million for preparedness against the 2019 Wuhan novel coronavirus. By Kudakwashe Pembere Coordinator of Public Health Emergencies in the Health and Child Care Ministry Dr Isaac Phiri told the interministeral meeting on the 2019 novel coronavirus that the goal for Zimbabwe’s preparedness plan for Zimbabwe is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to coronavirus in the event the virus comes. “What we need to do is to specifically coordinate an effective multisectoral response, enhance surveillance…

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