VIPS DEADLINE: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces that Vipshop Holdings Limited Investors with Substantial Losses Have Opportunity to Lead Class Action Lawsuit

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announces that investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) shares contemporaneously with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley’s allegedly unlawful trades from March 22, 2021 through and including March 29, 2021 (the “Class Period”) have until December 13, 2021 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff in Tan v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., No. 21-cv-08413, the Vipshop class action lawsuit. The Vipshop class action lawsuit charges Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Vipshop class action lawsuit was commenced on October 12, 2021 and was filed in the Southern District of New York.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff of the Vipshop class action lawsuit, please provide your information by clicking here. You can also contact attorney J.C. Sanchez of Robbins Geller by calling 800/449-4900 or via e-mail at Lead plaintiff motions for the Vipshop class action lawsuit must be filed with the court no later than December 13, 2021.

CASE ALLEGATIONS: The Vipshop class action lawsuit alleges that Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley sold Vipshop shares to public shareholders after confidentially learning that Archegos Capital Management (“Archegos”), a family office with $10 billion under management, failed (or was likely to fail) to meet a margin call, requiring it to fully liquidate its position in Vipshop. The Vipshop class action lawsuit further alleges that Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley avoided billions in losses by trading on this alleged material non-public information. As further alleged by the Vipshop class action lawsuit, according to subsequent media reports, defendants unloaded large block trades consisting of shares of Archegos’ doomed bets, including billions worth of Vipshop securities, late Thursday, March 25, 2021, before the Archegos story reached the public, sending Vipshop’s stock into a complete tailspin.

THE LEAD PLAINTIFF PROCESS: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits any investor who purchased Vipshop shares during the Class Period to seek appointment as lead plaintiff in the Vipshop class action lawsuit. A lead plaintiff is generally the movant with the greatest financial interest in the relief sought by the putative class who is also typical and adequate of the putative class. A lead plaintiff acts on behalf of all other class members in directing the Vipshop class action lawsuit. The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice to litigate the Vipshop class action lawsuit. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery of the Vipshop class action lawsuit is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

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UK provides almost 30 million to humanitarian catastrophe in northern Ethiopia

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The Minister for Africa Vicky Ford has announced an additional £29m of humanitarian aid to people affected by the catastrophic conflict in northern Ethiopia.

The announcement marks World Food Day today [16 October] and increases the UK’s commitment to the crisis to more than £75m – making the UK the second largest donor.

The Minister is also calling on all parties in Ethiopia to urgently agree a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid through and for the Ethiopian Government to lift the de facto blockade of humanitarian relief into the Tigray region. The people of Tigray need 500 trucks of critical assistance per week, but less than 10% of this has been met since June.

The conflict has caused a humanitarian catastrophe, with the UN estimating that 5.5 million people face acute food insecurity. Over 400,000 people in northern Ethiopia are experiencing famine-like conditions – more than in all of the humanitarian crises in the rest of the world combined.

Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford, said:

The Ethiopian people are facing a humanitarian catastrophe and are in urgent need of support.

This pledge will provide vital food, water and healthcare to the hundreds of thousands of people facing famine in northern Ethiopia.

This is a man-made crisis. I urge all parties to urgently agree a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to reach starving people.

The new funding comes as the UK’s Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs, Nick Dyer, recently concluded his third visit to Ethiopia since the start of the conflict in November 2020, where he pressed for improved humanitarian access to the areas affected by conflict.

Special Envoy Nick Dyer said:

On my third visit to Ethiopia since the start of the Tigray conflict, I saw a further deterioration of the crisis and the conditions for humanitarian operations.

We are pleased to provide more funding but humanitarian agencies need access into all areas where people are in need now, so that lives can be saved and catastrophic famine avoided.

The conflict in northern Ethiopia has spread beyond the borders of Tigray now, so we are expanding UK funding to reach those in urgent need in Afar and Amhara.

The funding will be delivered by UN agencies and NGOs, including the WFP, UNICEF, and the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund. Our partners expect to deliver lifesaving nutrition treatment for more than 100,000 malnourished children, and 27,000 pregnant and new mothers.

The pledge will also deliver clean water and sanitation for 26,000 people and provide services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence for almost 3,000 women and children.

It will also support people who have been forced to flee their homes by the spread of conflict across northern Ethiopia, providing shelter, healthcare, and support to children who have been separated from their families and to survivors of sexual violence.

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USS Hershel "Woody" Williams Navy Ship Visits Maputo, Mozambique

The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Maputo, Mozambique for a scheduled port visit, October 15, 2021.  This marks the first port visit by a U.S. Navy ship since 2011 and shows the strengthening partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Mozambique.

During the three-day visit, Navy sailors will engage with officials from the Mozambican military and government and conduct a Navy-to-Navy exchange.

“Our ability to conduct this level of military cooperation is a testament to the strength of the strategic partnership between our countries,” said Dennis W. Hearne, U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique. “We share a common interest in ensuring the security, safety, and freedom of navigation in southern Africa, which is critical for Mozambique’s prosperity.”

“My crew is very excited for the opportunity to visit Mozambique, experience their culture, and make a positive impact in Maputo during our time here,” said Capt. Chad Graham, commanding officer, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams. “Partnership with Mozambique is a point of pride for the Navy, as cooperation enhances our commitment to safety and maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean.”

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first warship permanently assigned to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. For over 70 years, U.S. Sixth Fleet forces have forged strategic relationships with allies and partners, and solidified a foundation of shared values, experiences, and vision aimed at preserving security and stability. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests, security, and stability in Europe and Africa.

The United States shares a common interest with African partner nations in ensuring security, safety, and freedom of navigation on the waters surrounding the continent.  Mozambique is a critical partner in maintaining peace and stability in the region, particularly maritime security along the Indian Ocean.  Mozambique participated in the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express in 2019 and in August 2021 and is a long-standing participant in the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program.  These types of exercises strengthen partnerships and allow both countries to work together on shared transnational maritime challenges.

There is a long history of security cooperation between the United States and Mozambique.  Recent U.S.-Mozambique security cooperation includes regular Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) programs between U.S. Special Operations Forces and Mozambican commandos and Fuzileiros.  In addition to combat training, the United States offers life-saving combat casualty care and civil-military training.

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Metaverse Thailand, The first chapter of the secondary world

Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ‘Metaverse Thailand’ launched the new Decentraland where you can buy it in the virtual world. Own land in the Ekamai area , for only a few dollars (BUSD), buy land from a real map in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand!

This platform itself often highlights the main feature is ‘Play to Earn’ or playing and earning money back, that coveraging many points to keep an eyes on,

1. Decentralization
2. The use of blockchain in asset management is now land trading.
3. The use of Self-governing Digital ID
4. Using cryptocurrency instead of fiat currency
5. The use of NFT
6. The use of spatial from the real Thailand map

Through the project piloted by land in the Ekamai area for us to choose from. The development team said this platform has given us a layer 2 world (compare the real world to Layer 1), which the Layer 2 itself, at this time, still has enough space left to occupy at the moment. But in the future, it’s not certain. and one day it may become a Golden location. The value has soared several folds. ‘Demand-supply’ like real-world land is possible.

In terms of credibility, ‘Metaverse Thailand’ is one of the projects of ‘A-Plus Fintech Pte. LTD. marketed by a Singapore company. Those interested in Metaverse Thailand can join in
on the fun using coin BUSD or MVP Coin to buy the virtual land and build your own way.

The development team stated that in the future it will be developed to be able to ‘Can put the building on the land’ or is it to enter the details Like putting a link that connects to our storefront in the real world, which is also under development. Including there will be a Creator system open to designers to design various buildings. This may be done in conjunction with universities or other places in the future to promote careers for Thai people as well. Or, as the development team gave as an example, it may be connected to a ‘Virtual office’ like to meet the needs of today’s Work from home. At present, it opens into the ‘Metaverse’, a second world that is parallel to the real world. And buying land in ‘Metaverse Thailand’ would be just the beginning.

That said, it’s just a preliminary, the developer has outlined above. In the future, the development team still has a lot of space for further development. by simply having the basis of ‘Purchasing land’ in the Blockchain world only, it would be good, right? If we have started to buy early. before the price soared and more is needed!

The land will be sold in small ‘blocks’, 40×40 meters per block, with prices starting at 3 BUSD per block or 300 MVP Coin (+ a small amount of gas in BNB), with purchases ranging from 1-100 blocks per transaction or starting around 3 dollars only and will be open for sale in 3 rounds per day at 12.00 pm. / 05.00 pm./ 09.00 pm.(GMT+7),Bangkok Time.

Available only 15 minutes each round

It operates on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) blockchain. Trading is an NFT feature where transaction details can be viewed from BscScan after purchase. that land will connect to our Wallet (you can use a wallet that supports BSC like MetaMask) as well as connect to our “Facebook” to show your friends as well.

Core Project to keep an eyes on
– The next chapter of Live & Earn on Defi platform & Real business use case –

Road map
Metaverse Thailand Roadmap

2021 – Launch
– Open Beta Launch
– Buy & Sell Feature
-Only Ekamai and Thonglor
– Support MVP Coin and BUSD
– Audited tax and advisory service in Singapore

– Merge / Split Land Feature
– Purchase Offer Function
– 2D/3D Model on Maps
– Governance Token Announcement
– Stable Coin Announcement
– User Profile
– New Partnership
– Listing on CEX
– Corpxervice Business Virtual Office

DeFi on Land Plot Feature
– Update 2D/3D Model
– New Partnership
– Use case Governance Token
– New Listing on CEX
– Listing on Coingecko, CMC
– Business Forum Function

– Audited by Certik
– New Listing on CEX
– New update Feature
– New Partnership
– Morison Global Business Partnership

– New Partnership
– Major Update 3D Game Engine
– Offshore Incorporation Service

– Metaverse Global

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Summit School at Nyack Welcomes Dr. Veronica Fellman, Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Veronica Fellman, Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Fellman discusses what led her to Summit School, working with children in their natural habitat, where she can really observe and assess their functioning.

It is humbling and inspiring to stand with children as they learn how to navigate the challenges of life.”

— Dr. Veronica Fellman

NYACK, NY, US, October 16, 2021 / — The Summit community is delighted to welcome Dr. Veronica Fellman, Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist. Dr. Fellman joins our team of dedicated professionals in service of the children in our care. “This work is truly my calling,” says Dr. Fellman. “It is humbling and inspiring to stand with children as they learn how to navigate the challenges of life,” she explains during her September interview at Summit School at Nyack. See Dr. Fellman’s full interview here.

Q: Can you share a little bit of your background and what led you to become a Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist?
A: I applied to medical school specifically to become a psychiatrist, but always assumed I would work with adults. During my general psychiatry residency at NYU Langone, I completed a rotation on a child psychiatry inpatient unit at Bellevue and fell in love with the field. My husband saw me come home everyday excited and happy, and wisely told me to continue “doing whatever I was doing“ because I so clearly loved it. I stayed at NYU to complete my child and adolescent fellowship. After graduation, I worked in the Bellevue CCPEP (the only dedicated child psychiatric emergency room) for eight years and taught medical students and residents. I have also provided consultations for the ACS Children’s Center (where children are brought immediately after removal from home). Most recently I worked at The League School, a day treatment program in Brooklyn for children’s ages 5-21.

Q: What would make your work at Summit School at Nyack successful?
A: I hope to earn the trust and respect of my patients and their families. My goal is always to relieve suffering and make children’s lives happier, healthier and more aligned with their goals.

Q: What are some of the challenges you expect to overcome at Summit?
A: I am excited for the challenge of integrating into a team in a new community. I expect the typical learning curve, as I navigate Summit protocols and traditions. But I enjoy meeting people and challenging myself to adapt and learn.

Q: How would you describe your approach to working with children vs. adults?
A: Being genuine and transparent is paramount to working with children, who seem to quickly identify any false fronts and disdain them! It is a pleasure to follow a child’s lead and try to meet them where they are: whether by being playful or using a more gentle approach. Regardless, my general rule is to respect the experience of the child; whether I agree or disagree with a particular behavior or interpretation, I try to understand the child’s perspective.

Q: If you were speaking to a student about what they can expect from the work you will do with them, what would you tell them?
A: I want my students to know that I will work hard to help them achieve their goals and to be happy and healthy. I don’t ever expect their trust, I expect to earn it.

Q: What might you tell a parent about what to expect?
A: As a parent, there is nothing more important to me than the health and happiness of my family. And I always keep this in mind as I treat my patients and their families.

Q: Can you speak to how your work with the students is integrated in a different way than someone meeting with a private doctor. Because you have access to the staff that work with these students in all of the different aspects of the program (school, residence, clinical, recreation & family), I’d like to better understand how that helps create a more complete picture than most doctors.
A: I’ve said to many colleagues – there are so many advantages to seeing children in their school. I think of it as children's “natural habitat,” where I can really observe and assess their functioning. In a private office I get to see a small slice of a child’s world- how they act in a doctor’s office for 45 minutes. Here I can see them socializing with friends, interacting with teachers in class, even relaxing while taking the dogs for a walk. There is no question that seeing this larger, more holistic picture of a child is a huge advantage in formulating a comprehensive approach to treatment. It is also a true pleasure. The other advantage of being at school is that I can see kids as often and for as long as it is helpful.

Q: Was there anything in particular that stood out to you when deciding on moving forward in your career at Summit School?
A: I was offered positions at other schools and treatment programs but after meeting with Barbara Baker and Brant Goldsmith, my decision was made. Their approach to guiding treatment is very much aligned with my own belief that treatment must be child-centered. Any institution can only be as strong as its personnel, starting with leadership, and already I have felt the enormous strength that drives this team, from nursing and therapists to teachers and support staff. My decision was all about the people here.

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MEDIA INVITE: Update on ongoing Future of Women's Football consultation process


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Following the latest series of meetings, involving players, coaches and other key stakeholders from across the women’s game, media are invited to a virtual briefing on Monday, 18 October at 17:00 CET, to receive an update on the ongoing consultation process, as well as some of the current findings so far.

Jill Ellis, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner as coach of the US Women’s National Team, is leading the Technical Advisory Group for women’s football and will provide a brief presentation, which will be followed by an opportunity for media to ask any questions.

In line with decisions made at this year’s FIFA Congress, FIFA is currently hearing from – and will continue to listen over the coming months – to views and opinions from all key stakeholders, including fans, about how to improve the existing international match calendar for men’s, women’s and youth competitions.

The Technical Advisory Group for women’s football – which comprises of players, coaches and other key stakeholders from across football – is leading the process on the future of the women’s game and respective international match calendar.  Further details will be provided prior to the media briefing.

Media activities

To register, please click HERE ( and complete the online registration form.

Please note the deadline for media to submit your registration is 13:00 CET, Monday 18 October 2021.

All registrations are subject to a review process by FIFA, and successful applicants will be notified by e-mail. Only approved media will be able to participate virtually in the question and answer session during the online meeting.

For further information, or to express your interest in asking a question beforehand, please contact FIFA Communications in advance on

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Mozambique Becomes First Country To Receive Emission Reductions Payments From Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

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Mozambique has become the first country to receive payments from a World Bank trust fund for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation—commonly known as REDD+.

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) paid Mozambique $6.4 million for reducing 1.28 million tons of carbon emissions since 2019. The payment is the first of four under the country’s Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) with the FCPF that could unlock up to $50 million for reducing up to 10 million tons of C02 emissions in Mozambique’s Zambézia Province by the end of 2024.

To receive the first payment, Mozambique submitted an official monitoring report confirming the emission reductions; an independent third-party verification was conducted between September 2020 and May 2021.

The payments reward efforts to reduce carbon emissions by tackling deforestation and forest degradation.

“Preventing deforestation and increasing efforts to restore those that have already been damaged are the twin actions essential to ensuring a safer, climate-resilient and more prosperous future for local communities and the country as a whole,” said Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, World Bank Country Director for Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Comoros. “These efforts are costly and payment agreements such as these can be a game changer as they provide much needed finances to improve sustainable forest management and resilience.”

The payment is an acknowledgement of Mozambique’s contribution to the implementation of emission reduction activities, such as adopting sustainable agriculture practices, monitoring use of forest resources or restoring degraded land.

Currently the program covers nine districts of the Zambézia Province: Alto Molocue, Gile, Gurue, Ile, Maganja da Costa, Mocuba, Mocubela, Mulevala and Pebane. Local communities will receive a previously agreed-upon portion of the payments in relation to their contribution to reducing deforestation. A benefit sharing plan prepared with local actors and communities that have contributed to the results will ensure that they receive the majority of the benefits. This will allow the stakeholders to continue promoting community management of natural resources and restoration of degraded areas, while stimulating conservation-friendly, nutrition-sensitive, and climate-smart farming models.

“Forest communities are the real winners here. This agreement will allow Mozambique to secure long-term finance to provide alternatives to deforestation and reward efforts to mitigate climate change, reduce poverty, and manage natural resources sustainably to meet the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets. This is a major step forward to the country’s ongoing efforts to save forests and halt deforestation,” said Ivete Joaquim Maibaze, Mozambique’s Minister of Land and Environment.

About 43 percent, or 34 million hectares of Mozambique’s overall territory, is covered by natural forests that have been severely degraded over the years. This program seeks to reduce deforestation and forest degradation while improving the lives of rural populations in the Zambézia Province. In August 2021, Mozambique will submit its second Emission Reduction Monitoring Report, covering the period from January 2019 to December 2020. By the end of 2024, the country expects to avoid emissions of 10 million tons of carbon.

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries, activities commonly referred to as REDD+. Launched in 2008, the FCPF has worked with 47 developing countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, along with 17 donors that have made contributions and commitments totaling $1.3 billion.

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U.S. Embassy Charg d'Affaires and USAID Country Representative participate in food distribution to commemorate World Food Day

Celebration of the 42nd edition of World Food Day in Mandjou- Bertoua -East Region. On October 15, the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States, Mary Daschbach, and the Country Representative of the U.S. Agency for International (USAID), Paul Richardson, participated in a food distribution event for 1,083 refugees, organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in Mandjou, 9 kilometers from Bertoua. The Governor of the East Region, the Mayor of Mandjou Council, traditional leaders, the WFP Representative, the Coordinator of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the East Region, and refugee representatives participated in the event, which marked World Food Day under this year’s theme,”our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.”

In her remarks, the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. echoed President Biden’s commitment to rallying our partners to address immediate malnutrition and to ensure that we can sustainably feed the world for decades to come. The U.S. government through USAID is the largest donor of food aid in Cameroon, providing over $50 million (about 300 billion CFA) each year to assist more than 1 million people affected by conflicts and climate shocks. The Chargé d’Affaires a.i. commended the government of Cameroon and the host communities for their hospitality and expressed her respect for the farmers, especially refugee farmers, who work hard and contribute to fighting hunger at a time when the COVID 19 pandemic presents unique challenges.

The Mayor of Mandjou Council thanked the United States for its continuous support of humanitarian assistance in Cameroon. Cameroon currently hosts 452,420 refugees, including an estimated 320,000 in the East Region.

The United States is committed to working with the government of Cameroon to improve the living conditions of refugees.

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Peace Corps Helps Launch Vaccination Campaign in Commune of Mantasoa

With the support of the U.S. Peace Corps, the Mantasoa CSB II launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign yesterday.  The campaign is providing free, Johnson&Johnson vaccines – a donation from the U.S. government – to approximately 4,000 community members in the 11 Fokontany of Mantasoa.

“It’s great that we can provide vaccinations to the people of Mantasoa since they have always supported our Peace Corps Training Center and Volunteers in Mantasoa,” Dr. Tahiry Raveloson, a Peace Corps Medical Officer said.

The Peace Corps’ campaign began with training on how to conduct COVID-19 vaccine sensitization campaigns and run vaccine clinics.  Nearly 20 community health workers (CHWs), all 11 Fokontany presidents, and 32 Peace Corps staff members participated.

“I want to thank the doctors, Agent Communautaires (ACs), and Peace Corps members who helped with the sensitization and the vaccination effort in each Fokontany,” Rakotozafy Jean Pierre, the Mayor of Mantasoa said. “Thanks to that people are lining up to get vaccinated starting with the Chef of the Fokontany.”

Through November, Peace Corps staff members and ACs will conduct outreach to promote the vaccine and answers questions and concerns. They will also run local vaccine clinics in each Fokontany.  For example, Peace Corps and CSB staff conducted a vaccine clinic in Andrefanivorona on October 14 and another in Masombahiny on October 15.  

Since the campaign’s launch on October 3, there has been a dramatic increase in vaccinations, with 233 people vaccinated to date.

“In the beginning, I was very hesitant about getting vaccinated, like almost everyone in the rural areas but after the sensitization and some information that I got about J&J, I got vaccinated,” Rakotomalala Raymond, President of Fokontany Andrefanivorona, said.

This vaccination campaign represents just one of the ways the United States is supporting the global effort to expand and intensify the fight against COVID-19 abroad, respond to humanitarian crises exacerbated by COVID-19, and support a global recovery while preparing for future pandemic threats.   

The U.S. government has been a leading partner to Madagascar, standing side-by-side like “mpirahalahy mianala” in responding to outbreaks of plague, measles, malaria, and COVID-19.  The United States remains the largest single-country donor to Madagascar’s health sector, having provided $74.5 million in 2020 alone to strengthen the country’s health system.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of U.S. Embassy in Madagascar & Comoros.

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