As part of "Movement,” an ongoing series from The World about the lives and work of immigrant musicians, Ethiopian American musician Meklit Hadero recounts conversations with fellow musicians in Ethiopia about the unifying role of music and culture amid the conflict in Tigray.
The government has secured 9 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine instead, which researchers have said is effective against moderate and severe forms of the coronavirus new variants. They have also secured millions more from the global COVAX and Pfizer.
Friendship Bench pairs older women with anxious or depressed clients for talk therapy sessions. During the pandemic, the program has adapted its approach to offer mental health services online and in socially distant meetups.
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a co-chair of an independent panel reviewing the WHO's response to COVID-19, expressed concerns about COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plans. She tells The World's Marco Werman that vaccine inequities could delay rollouts in poorer countries.
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