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COVID-19: The latest updates from IsDB

In an article in @TheBanker, Dr Bandar Hajjar, President of IsDB Group, calls on the world to support efforts around research & development in order to support developing and emerging countries to combat the threat of #COVID19. Read the full article here:

IsDB Group will support scientists by providing funding support through our leading Science, Technology & Innovation #TransformFund call for innovation to develop solutions for global health challenges including #Covid19 Apply from 1st April on

Speaking in @TheAfricaReport, H.E. Dr Bandar Hajjar believes the #COVID19 crisis could provide us with a chance to do development differently and shift towards actively creating markets that deliver sustainable and inclusive growth. Read the article at:

Can the #COVID-19 crisis be an opportunity to create markets that deliver sustainable and inclusive growth? IsDB Group President Dr. Bandar Hajjar discusses the impact of the global health crisis in @Saudi_Gazette:

IsDB Group reiterates commitment to stand shoulder to shoulder with its MCs to effectively tackle the threats posed by the COVID-19 virus.
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have partnered to launch an urgent call for innovation to find and reward solutions for strengthening national health systems in the area of breast and cervical cancer prevention.
The world’s population is growing, but it is in Africa where this challenge is particularly acute. We know Africa as the place where human life began - a place with an ancient and noble history, but today it is also a place that is becoming home to more children than any other place on earth. Already, 77% of population is below age of 35.