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May 5, 2021, Brazil. In this photo illustration the medical syringe is seen with COVAX Facility logo displayed on a screen in the background

COVAX – Its opportunities and challenges

Early in the pandemic (24 April 2020), long before any manufacturer had a vaccine ready for sale, long before results of trials had been published, a novel collaboration was established to ensure equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines when any became available. This was done […]

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Can we vaccinate our way out of the pandemic?

Here in the UK, we have been feeling pretty good about ourselves recently, with (at the time of writing) over 35 million adults having been partially vaccinated and more than 18 million fully vaccinated. In other words, more than two-thirds of the adult population has […]

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Integral mission through palliative care in Nepal

When the first mission workers arrived in Nepal in 1954, Leprosy was endemic and caused much suffering with high levels of disability, social stigma and ostracism from the community. With its mission to serve the poorest and most marginalised, International Nepal Fellowship (INF) opened Green […]

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Organ Trafficking in a Time of COVID

 Organ Trafficking in Egypt: ‘They locked me in and took my kidney’. Indonesian woman shocked to find kidney had been removed after working in Qatar. Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang. The organ snatchers: Boy of 12 smuggled into the UK…for gang to […]

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Jany Haddad – surgeon, pastor, leader, mentor and family man

Jany Haddad (born Teheran, Iran, 13 March 1954, died Aleppo, Syria, 14 August 2020) ‘Doctor, we plead with you, please do not leave Aleppo, you are the salt of this land. You are the light of this city.’ So spoke Dr Jany Haddad’s Muslim patients […]