Sara Jerving is a Global Health Reporter based in Nairobi. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vice News, and Bloomberg News, among others. Sara holds a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 2018, part of a Vice News Tonight on HBO team that received an Emmy nomination in 2018 and received the Philip Greer Memorial Award from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2014. She has reported from over a dozen countries.
In today's edition: Pressure on G-7 meeting will be on how to “lead the way to vaccinate the world,” as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts it, TRIPS waiver is back at WTO, and cervical cancer screenings are in decline.
Ahead of the G-7’s Cornwall Summit, members of the ACT-Accelerator are calling on the world’s richest nations to contribute their ‘fair share’ in financing efforts to increase equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
WHO is under pressure to change its practices around sexual abuse and exploitation. The agency says it needs a “critical mass of inspectors” to investigate such acts but is having a hard time employing them.
The Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme is concerned about the "slow progress of the fact-finding process" in the investigation into 2018 sexual exploitation and abuse allegations.