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    COVID-19 ‘vaccine equity in action’ in the Maldives: a UN Resident Coordinator blog |

    The Maldives had reported some 29,000 cases of the virus with 72 deaths up until 29 April.   As World Immunization Week comes to an end, Ms. Haswell explains how the UN has supported the authorities in the fight against the pandemic. UN Maldives/Nasheeth Thoha Catherine Haswell, the UN Resident Coordinator in the Maldives (left) meets a group of local women. “The COVID-19 crisis has been difficult for Maldivians, resulting in widespread health and socioeconomic challenges. On 15 April 2020, just two months after my arrival in the country, the capital city Malé went into full lockdown following the first positive case.   As Malé is one of the most…