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Role of patent waivers and compulsory licensing in facilitating access to COVID-19 vaccines - Part 2
While pharmaceutical and biotech companies have traditionally produced drugs for protecting human health, they are commercial entities which utilise the patent rights they hold as the incentive which allows them to make profit on their research and development (R & D) investment and to maintain the cycle of innovation.
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US President Joe Biden said Friday he is likely to speak to the leaders of Russia or Ukraine in an attempt to defuse growing tension over a Russian military build-up and an alleged coup plot.
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Canada on Friday banned foreign travelers from seven African countries Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe over concerns about the spread of a new Covid strain.
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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, says the Federal Government’s determination to crush banditry remains unwavering with a court declaring bandit groups as terrorists.
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An applicant, Emmanuel Anakan on Friday appeared in a Karu Magistrates’ Court in Abuja for alleged forgery and defamation of a Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode.
MEDIA ADVISORY : December 1st Digital Press Briefing with Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues
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EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, for a digital press briefing with Katrina Fotovat of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues on the topic of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV.) Ms. Fotovat will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to preventing and responding to GBV, including through…