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Up to 70 percent of world population can be vaccinated against COVID-19 by 2023: World Bank President

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: Up to 70% of the world population can be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2022 if the delivery of vaccine doses can be accelerated by donor nations to the countries that need them most, World Bank President David Malpass said in an interview with CNBC.

Sri Lanka to get $80 million from World Bank for vaccines

The World Bank has approved $80 million for Sri Lanka to aid itsvaccine deployment and distribution, reported Colombopage. Thisadditional finance builds on the $217.56 million Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Pandemic Preparedness Project which wasapproved in April 2020.

World Bank to provide $75 million to Nepal to procure vaccines

Nepal will get $75 million funding from the World Bank to access the safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines for prioritized groups of the country. Both the World Bank and the Nepali government, on Friday have signed an agreement, according to a report in the Himalayan Times.

Trade pact could boost Africa’s income by as much as $450 billion: World Bank

New York: The African Continental Free Trade Area represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, broaden economic inclusion and help “expand opportunities for all Africans”, hailed a World Bank official on Monday, which if fully implemented, could boost regional income by around $450 billion.

World Bank fast-tracks $1 billion Coronavirus support for India

Washington/IBNS: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a fast-track $1 billion India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to help India prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its public health preparedness. This is the largest ever health sector support from the Bank to India.

World Bank Group announces up to $12 billion immediate support for COVID-19 country response

New York/IBNS: As COVID-19 reaches more than 60 countries, the World Bank Group is making available an initial package of up to $12 billion in immediate support to assist countries coping with the health and economic impacts of the global outbreak.

‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report

New York, Aug 21 (IBNS): Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It also warns that the “invisible crisis of water quality” is threatening human and environmental well-being.

World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

New York, Oct 16 (IBNS): World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives.

World Bank supports Bangladesh in climate-smart agriculture

Dhaka, Apr 11 (IBNS): Despite Bangladesh’s remarkable achievement in improving agricultural productivity, the sector is facing risks from climate change, extreme weather events, and sea level rise.