Oxford researchers had already voiced optimism about the vaccination in September 2022.
The Ghanaian approval “marks the culmination of 30 years of malaria vaccine research at Oxford, with the design and availability of a highly effective vaccine that can be delivered on an adequate scale to the countries that need it the most,” said Adrian Hill, head of the R21/Matrix-M program at Oxford.
He describes it as “a low-dose vaccine that can be manufactured on a large scale and at a low cost, providing hundreds of millions of doses to African countries with high malaria burdens.”
One leaked paper focuses on the Black Sea grain deal, which was negotiated in July by the UN and Turkey in response to fears of a worldwide food catastrophe.
According to the assessment, the UN Secretary-General was so eager to keep the deal alive that he was willing to accommodate Russia’s interests.
“Guterres emphasized his efforts to improve Russia’s ability to export,” one document said, “even if that involves sanctioned Russian entities or individuals.”
His actions, according to the file, were “undermining broader efforts to hold Moscow accountable for its actions in Ukraine,” the files show.
Another document from February contains a frank conversation between Guterres and his deputy, Amina Mohamed in which the UN chief expressed “dismay” at a call by the EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, for Europe to produce more weapons and ammunition due to the war in Ukraine.
Other documents include analysis from US intelligence agencies about Russia and several other countries, all based on information gleaned from classified sources.
The US and its EU allies are now struggling to understand how dozens of top secret intelligence documents had been exposed.