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Donors making a difference: fighting a record COVID-19 surge

In recent days, Mali kicked off a campaign to vaccinate people displaced by ethnic violence, and the Seychelles unpacked a consignment of electronic tablets to help with data management for the country’s COVID-19 response.

Syria received a €1 million contribution to help reach more people with vaccines, while the Islamic Republic of Iran welcomed a 60-ton shipment of nucleic acid extraction test kits—cutting-edge supplies that will increase the health system’s capacity to diagnose infections.

In Latin America, Bolivia celebrated the arrival of 2 million doses of Moderna vaccine, Nicaragua greeted more than half a million doses of AstraZeneca and Venezuela took possession of new refrigerated trucks and shipping containers that will keep vaccines cold on their journey to medical centres. Read more about these efforts:

Mali vaccinates people fleeing violence

The campaign to vaccinate internally displaced people in Mali began in early December at the Sénou camp near Bamako, where nearly half the adults got their jabs. In the coming months, the campaign will expand to camps in other regions.

“We could see the enthusiasm of the vaccinated people. Many of them proudly displayed their vaccination records,” said Chief Medical Office Mama Sy Konaké of Bamako Commune 6.

Lacking adequate hygiene and sanitation services, displaced people are especially vulnerable to infectious diseases. As of mid-December, only about 10% of Mali’s population had been vaccinated for COVID-19.

WHO delivers new tablets to help the Seychelles manage COVID-19 data

The 76 electronic tablets are expected to improve the country’s COVID-19 surveillance, contact tracing, data gathering and reporting.

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In recent days, Mali kicked off a campaign to vaccinate people displaced by ethnic violence, and the Seychelles unpacked a consignment of electronic tablets to help with data management for the country’s COVID-19 response.
COLOMBO(News 1st):Russia will continue to provide Mali with military assistance through state channels, a senior Russian diplomat told foreign media.Mali’s government denied the presence of Russian mercenaries on Saturday(25) However, said that Russian trainers were there as a part of a bilateral agreement between Russia and Mali.Last week 13 European nations inclusive of France and Canada condemned Moscow for facilitating the alleged deployment of private military contractors from the Russian-backed Wagner group to Mali.In October a Russian cargo plane delivered four helicopters, weapons, and ammunition from Russia to Mali, part of what the Malian government deemed as a commercial deal with Moscow.The Wagner Group does not represent the

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