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The global south is being left at the mercy of the financial markets. We must keep campaigning to prevent a full-blown debt crisis


23 July 2020

While lockdown is easing here in Britain, across the world coronavirus cases continue to rise. In some countries, like El Salvador, health systems have been overwhelmed. In others, including parts of India, strict lockdowns have had to be reimposed in parts of the country. Across Africa, infections are rising rapidly.

The G20 continues to ignore calls to cancel the debts of the world’s poorest countries and stop funding fossil fuels

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic in March, it meant understanding that no one is safe unless everyone is safe. To fight against its spread, it's in everyone’s interest to bring the pandemic under control.

4 reasons we should be worried about big pharma's grip over publicly funded Covid-19 vaccines

Here are four reasons why we should be worried about big pharma’s grip over this publicly funded vaccine.

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Public health and social justice organisations have warned that the government’s latest deal to secure advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines for the UK will fuel the global scramble to hoard vaccines by rich countries. The government’s move to purchase 60 million doses of a potential vaccine from pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKlein and Sanofi for the UK, undermines global efforts to ensure fair and world-wide access to Covid-19 vaccines. 
 

Reacting to the government's obesity strategy, published today, Jean Blaylock, trade campaigner at Global Justice Now said: 

"Key elements of the government's obesity strategy, published today, could be torpedoed by trade negotiations with the US. 

Aid

Reaction to the news that the UK government is to make £2.9 billion of cuts to the international aid budget this year.