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World Bank Group launches Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility – Jamaica Observer


Jamaica Observer
World Bank Group launches Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility
Jamaica Observer
SENDAI, Japan—The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), a fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever insurance …
World Bank launches pandemic risk insurance marketFinancial Times
World Bank Creates Pandemic Insurance PlanAsharq Alawsat
World Bank Announces Creation Of $500 Million Pandemic Insurance Plan To Combat Disease OutbreaksInternational Business Times
International Business Times, India Edition
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G-7 finance leaders reject coordinated action to revitalize global economy – The Japan Times


The Japan Times
G-7 finance leaders reject coordinated action to revitalize global economy
The Japan Times
Later, the G-7 ministers also welcomed “the pandemic emergency financing facility” set up by the World Bank Group, a scheme that enables swift and efficient disbursement of financial resources mobilizing private funds via insurance mechanisms. Japan …

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World Bank Group Launches Groundbreaking Financing Facility to Protect Poorest Countries against Pandemics – World Bank Group


International Business Times
World Bank Group Launches Groundbreaking Financing Facility to Protect Poorest Countries against Pandemics
World Bank Group
SENDAI, Japan, May 21, 2016—The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create …
World Bank Announces Creation Of $500 Million Pandemic Insurance Plan To Combat Disease OutbreaksInternational Business Times
World Bank launches $500m insurance fund to fight pandemicsThe Guardian
World Bank announces $500 million insurance fund to tackle disease outbreaksInternational Business Times, India Edition

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What’s Going to Kill You? Scientists Rank the Most Likely Causes – This Year – Big Think (blog)


Big Think (blog)
What’s Going to Kill You? Scientists Rank the Most Likely Causes – This Year
Big Think (blog)
Or, as the report puts it: “The most deadly event of the 20th century was probably the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1920 which killed between 2.5% and 5% of the world population… Our focus here is on even more extreme possibilities which receive …

Global commissions offer ways to prepare for potential epidemics – FierceHealthcare


The Province
Global commissions offer ways to prepare for potential epidemics
FierceHealthcare
The findings of four global commissions formed in the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic may offer potential ways to better prepare for global health emergencies, according to an article in the Public Library of Science. The commissions–the World …
Taiwan’s international participation is vital to ensuring global health securityThe Province

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