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Opinions, Editorial Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Global Health Security, Global Politics, Climate Policy

Devex: How to reach children with disabilities during school closures Guy le Fanu, global technical lead for education at Sightsavers (7/28). Newsweek: Global Health Security Needs New Thinking David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former U.K. Foreign Secretary, and Jonas Gahr Store, leader of the Norwegian Labour…

Unintended Pregnancies Fall Worldwide But Half End In Abortion; No Evidence Legal Restrictions Prevent Abortion, Study Shows

The Guardian: Covid-19 threatens access to abortions and contraceptives, experts warn “Rates of unplanned pregnancies have fallen around the world, according to new data published by health research organization the Guttmacher Institute and the U.N. Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) on Wednesday. Global rates of unintended pregnancies have fallen from 79…

Blogs, U.N. Agency Releases Address Women’s Health, Domestic Workers’ Rights, Vaccine Delivery, Other COVID-19 Issues

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: COVID-19 Puts More Women and Girls in Danger from Abusers Mariana Andreu, IntraHealth UNC Summer Fellow (7/22). U.N.: U.N. urges protection of domestic workers’ rights during COVID-19 pandemic (July 2020). UNICEF: Innovative freight solutions to deliver vaccines, despite COVID-19 disruptions (7/22). World Bank Blogs: A strong COVID-19…

COVID-19 Challenges Access To Health Care In Asia, Latin America; Lebanon’s Hospitals Feel Strain Of Pandemic; Trump Endorses Masks, Says U.S. Coronavirus Outbreaks Will Get Worse

AFRICA Nature: Ebola prepared these countries for coronavirus — but now even they are floundering (Maxmen, 7/21). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus vaccine trials in South Africa no ‘magic bullet’ as cases soar (Oliver, 7/21). ASIA AP: Over 22% of people in Delhi have had virus, study indicates (Schmall/Ghosal, 7/21). Bloomberg: Singapore…

Media Outlets Examine Various Aspects Of Novel Coronavirus Vaccine R&D, Access, Funding

Bloomberg: U.K. Orders 90 Million Vaccine Doses from Pfizer, Valneva (Mulier, 7/20). Bloomberg: Most of the World May Face Covid Without a Vaccine (Paton, 7/18). Chicago Tribune: How will the first COVID-19 vaccine affect women? ‘This leaves a big question mark’ (Bowen, 7/19). CNN: Why North Korea says it’s joining…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Video: What will it take to decolonize global health? (Byatnal/Mihara, 7/17). Devex: USAID, IDB award crowdsourced innovation grants to aid Venezuelans (Welsh, 7/17). Mother Jones: The Former Head of the CDC Has an Audacious Idea for Handling the Pandemic (Butler, 7/16). PRI: Abortion is a protected right in Spain.…