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I vaccini COVID
"hanno aperto le porte"
per la nuova ondata di vaccini a mRNA per il bestiame


@liliaragnar @a_meluzzi
@elonmusk @ladyonorato @mariogiordano5 @madforfree @fuoridalcorotv @RoyDeVita @NicolaPorro @LaVeritaWeb @8foctdr67 @NiCoLeEliSei1 Image
Sono in corso diversi nuovi studi finanziati dal governo e dall'industria per sviluppare vaccini a mRNA per il bestiame,ma
"dobbiamo essere sicuri che nessun cambiamento cellulare o molecolare anormale nell'animale possa essere indotto da questo tipo di vaccino",... Image
Sono in corso diversi nuovi studi finanziati dal governo e dall'industria per sviluppare vaccini a mRNA per il bestiame, parte della
massiccia espansione dell'industria dei vaccini per animali che dovrebbe valere
26,12 miliardi di dollari entro il 2030. Image
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Following the signing of the Third Party Monitoring MoU between SCI & the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs,SCI through the #UKaid funded ESPID programme organized an inception and orientation meeting in Abuja for CSOs from across the country. @savechildrenNG @UkinNigeria
The objective of the MoU is to strengthen the monitoring, accountability and transparency of the ongoing National Social Investment programmes NSIP namely- the N-Power, Home Grown School Feeding Programme, GEEP and CCT programme. @savechildrenNG @UkinNigeria
As a key stakeholder in the institutionalisation & delivery of social protection in Nigeria, ESPID will work through CSOs to build the capacity of Independent Monitors, supervise their activities and ensure the submission of quality reports. ESPID is implemented by SCI and ACF.
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I have just returned from Afar in eastern Ethiopia, a part of S&E Ethiopia, Somalia & N Kenya that has been decimated by climate change driven drought.

I am finding it hard to process what I witnessed or the magnitude and speed at which this tragedy is unfolding. Image
We drove for two hours along a “dirt track” to reach an isolated community - but even that description is overly positive - if that was a “track” then my local country lane is a motorway.

There is nothing -no buildings, no communications.

The riverbed is dry. Image
Before the drought this land was teeming with cattle, goats, camels etc. Pastoralists relied on their animals for food & income. Now the land is brown & most of the animals have died.

All they have is a weekly visit from a mobile health unit held under the only large tree Image
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NEW: Asked by @SophyRidgeSky if he's "comfortable" with a 60% cut in #UKAid funding to @UNICEF “falling on the shoulders of children”, @DominicRaab says "I've found the process of making those savings v difficult" but UK's still spending £1.3b on global public health projects 1/
Foreign Secretary repeats the government's reasoning for slashing UK overseas aid by £4b+ because of economic squeeze from pandemic, saying UK is still spending £10b on aid & is 3rd largest donor in @G7. He also insists spending is being done "with a more strategic approach" 2/
Asked if cuts are designed to minimise the harm, @DominicRaab says: "What I did at the start of the process is to set seven priorities from climate finance and climate change through to humanitarian support and relief and made sure rather than salami slicing budgets... 3/
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NEW: The UK plans to cut funding by 60% to the United Nations children's agency (@UNICEF) & to its global development programme (@UNDP) in a move that will have "serious consequences" for vulnerable children & cost lives, the organisations warn
#UKAid 1/
Director of advocacy for @UNICEF_uk - @jo_rea - said she understood @BorisJohnson's government had to make difficult choices on where to spend a reduced overseas aid budget.
"But we were hoping that these cuts would not fall on the shoulders of the world's children." 2/
. @UlrikaModeer of the United Nations Development Programme (@UNDP), said the funding cut would be particularly harmful during a pandemic. "It is like cutting the lifeline to people & countries that are in the midst of the worst crisis that they have experienced." 3/
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BREAKING: The United Nations children’s agency (@UNICEF) has warned of “serious consequences” for vulnerable infants around the world after learning that the UK plans to shrink its core funding by around 60% as part of sweeping cuts to the #UKAid budget 1/
Such funding enabled @UNICEF to respond swiftly to the most pressing “education, protection & health needs” of children impacted by COVID19 last year, the organisation said on its website. “Any cuts to these funds will have serious consequences for children” 2/
UNICEF said @FCDOGovUK had informed it on Friday of the planned reduction in core funding. I understand the agency was told to expect to receive £16mln this year down from £40mln in 2020
“We are deeply concerned by this decision,” UNICEF said. 3/
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So we know the @FCDOGovUK has to make tough choices. But the 80% cut of water sanitation and hygiene aid makes no sense on a number of levels. 🧵
1️⃣ It’s madness in the midst of a pandemic to cut coverage of a proven public health measure for combatting COVID, and for Ebola that has re-emerged in West Africa as @sallyhayd reports…
2️⃣ The Govt is reducing its ability to achieve one of its stated ambitions of ending preventable deaths esp maternal and child deaths. If it were serious it would listen to @HelenClarkNZ & @Laura_Ch…
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(Thread: 1/6) It has been one year since the current International Development Committee was appointed.

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to our work undertaking vital scrutiny of #UKaid. @SarahChampionMP
(2/6) Over the year we have:
- Published 277 pieces of written evidence and 60 items of correspondence.
- Held 32 oral evidence sessions with at least 45 witnesses speaking to us from outside of the UK.
- Published 8 reports across the main IDC and Sub-Committee.
(3/6) In our inquiry into the effectiveness of #UKaid we emphasised the importance of keeping poverty reduction as a key pillar of the UK’s aid strategy. We urge the Government to consider this when it publishes its new international development strategy. Image
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🧵 As we race towards the end of a really tough year I thought I’d do a thread for the campaigners - the people who believe we can organise our way past any problem. We’re normally right and that’s both our superpower and our greatest weakness. This year we hit a wall. Hard.
I don’t think the activist community gave ourselves a whole heap of time to process, we just got to work. I love us for it, but if you’re trying to carve out some time to think about the year and campaigns ahead here are some resources and reflections in the hope they help.
This is one of the best bits of analysis I read all year, about what changemakers need to learn about power. If you’re in organising, philanthropy, politics, advocacy or think tanks I think you’ll like it a lot.…
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A thread for everybody interested in whether @BorisJohnson and @RishiSunak are intent on breaking a manifesto promise from the @Conservatives to both the country and some of the poorest people in the world and cutting our life-saving, world-changing #UKAid.
The view from the @CBItweets and the International Chambers of Commerce. Cuts to #UKAid would “hamper gains made on social and economic development, which are prerequisites for businesses to trade".…
The moral case for keeping to 0.7% on #UKAid as made by the Archbishop of Canterbury. "We mustn’t limit our concept of neighbour simply to those close by to us. We need to heed that message in the tough times as well as the good".…
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Here we go, Boris Johnson announcing the abolition of #DfiD in parliament right now. This is what extreme of Tory party has always wanted. It will make #UKAid formally subservient to the projection of British power globally (1/3)
For years, Tory governments have used UKAid to serve the interests of British finance, business and military interests. This will cement that. A very sad day which confirms global Britain = Empire 2.0.
Even former Tory DfiD minister Andrew Mitchell said: 'Boris is a bit like a medieval pirate, whose eyes have alighted on this plump Spanish galleon and he wants to board it and plunder it.' Correct.…
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We can’t achieve gender equality until girls have control over their bodies and their future.

For millions of girls in the developing world those rights still aren’t a reality, but alongside national governments and NGOs, we are working to change that... 1/

I visited Senegal to see the successful work of our Women's Integrated Sexual Health programme - WISH for short.

#UKaid delivers voluntary family planning advice and contraception supplies globally, including across West Africa with our partners @MarieStopes and @ippf. 2/
I visited one of the #UKaid family planning outreach clinics in rural Fatick that is helping women and girls living in remote areas of Senegal access the vital voluntary contraception and basic information we in the UK can easily access. 3/
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.@DFID_UK's new #UKAid programme supports neglected tropical disease elimination and the @TheGlobalGoals. We asked our colleague @yarimaezra about how @Sightsavers and partners will help #BeatNTDs and improve the lives of citizens in 13 of the world’s poorest countries #SDG1
“My name is Ezra Yarima, I’ve been working for Sightsavers since 2015. I am a public health specialist in Nigeria, with a monitoring and evaluation background. I am very passionate about disease management and disability prevention.” #BeatNTDs Ezra stands next to a sign in arabic outside a house.
“My favourite part of my job is that I know I am making a difference in the lives of people affected by neglected tropical diseases #NTDs. I cherish the smiles I see post-treatment.” #BeatNTDs Three children looking at the camera smiling
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