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AP: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions (Winfield, 10/21). Devex: Delivering on the promise of UHC for mothers in the COVID-19 era and beyond (10/22). Devex: Experts call for ‘deeper data’ on women’s realities at U.N. World Data Forum (Cornish, 10/22). Devex: When the price of water…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 388 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an article highlighting reports from the Global Fund and WHO on COVID-19 and global tuberculosis; an article on the importance…

Greater Share Of HIV Prevention Funding Must Focus On Key Populations To Reach 2030 Goal Of Ending AIDS Epidemic, Study Says

The Telegraph: Funding for HIV prevention within the world’s most marginalized communities ‘woefully inadequate’ “Funding to help prevent new HIV infections within the world’s most marginalized communities is ‘way off track,’ a landmark study has found. Key populations — which include gay and bisexual men, transgender people, sex workers, and…

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Al Jazeera: Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe (10/20). AP: Another chunk of England faces tight virus restrictions (Lawless, 10/21). AP: Belgium limits care home visits as COVID-19 cases increase (Petrequin, 10/21). Borgen Magazine: Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates: Finland vs DRC (Davis, 10/20). NPR: Ebola…

Pledging Conference Raises $1.7B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel Region

Devex: $1.7B raised for ‘toxic brew’ of crises in Sahel “A pledging conference hosted by Germany, Denmark, the European Union, and the United Nations raised $1.7 billion Tuesday for the Central Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. In announcing that total, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock…

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AP: Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America (Deluca et al., 10/20). AP: South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise (Magome/Meldrum, 10/19). AP: Belgium fears virus ‘tsunami’ as COVID-19 cases keep soaring (Petrequin, 10/19). Borgen Magazine: The Philippines’ Birth Practices Facilitate Maternal and Infant Mortality…

U.N. Aims To Raise $1B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel At Ministerial Meeting

AP: U.N. hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations “The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address…

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