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Fraudsters Injected 800 Ugandans With Water Instead of Covid Shots
At least 800 people in Uganda received fake Covid-19 vaccines in June from “unscrupulous people” as employers rushed to inoculate workers amid a spike in infections.
Read more via Bloomberg
ECOSOC Chief Warns of Serious Clean Water Shortage by 2050
The president of the UN Economic and Social Council has warned that by 2050 more than half of the global population will be affected by water stress and calls for multilateral response.
Read more via Brecorder
Vulnerable nations lead by example on Sustainable Development Goals research
A United Nations study of world science is a wake-up call that richer countries must also shift science towards the SDGs.
Read more via Nature
Three in Ten People Unable to do Frequent Handwashing at Home During COVID-19
Health experts are saying that frequent handwashing is a key way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, however a global report found that three in ten people were unable to do this in their homes.
Read more via News Medical
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) Reports Record Number of Transactions in 2020, Secures $90 Million in New Funding
SEFA Focuses on green baseload, green minigrid, and energy efficiency investments, with the fund recently approving seven projects worth $54 million.
Read more via Africa news
Africa Must Prioritize Cleaner Fuels in Net Zero Emissions Target
Africa must focus on cleaner transportation and cooking fuels to reduce air pollution and avert public health challenges.
Read more via The Guardian