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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

The Lancet: COVID-19: learning from experience Editorial Board “…[M]any countries are still not following WHO’s clear recommendations on containment (widespread testing, quarantine of cases, contact tracing, and social distancing) and have instead implemented haphazard measures … Alongside the deep distress felt as many countries experience a peak in cases or…

Global Health Community Publishes Blog Posts On Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Arms Control Association: Pandemic Reveals Misplaced Priorities Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association (April 2020). Human Rights Watch: Congo’s Ebola Fight Has Lessons for COVID-19 Ida Sawyer, deputy director for Africa at HRW (3/26). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: We’re Moving Fast to Help Health Workers Worldwide Combat…

Some Nations Prepare For Spread Of Coronavirus While Others Experience Slowdown

AFRICA The Guardian: ‘We fear, but have to work’: isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi (Moore, 3/27). The Hill: Kenya confirms first coronavirus death (Bowden, 3/26). NPR: South Africa Reports First COVID-19 Deaths, Goes Into 3-Week Lockdown (Neuman, 3/27). Reuters: Using lessons from Ebola, West Africa prepares…

More Countries Implement Containment Strategies As COVID-19 Continues Global Spread

AFRICA Global Voices: Across Africa, COVID-19 heightens tension between faith and science (Lichtenstein et al., 3/25). The Hill: Doctors, nurses in Zimbabwe strike over lack of protective equipment to fight coronavirus (Deese, 3/25). New Humanitarian: In the news: Uganda suspends refugee arrivals as coronavirus cases rise (Okiror, 3/25). ASIA AP:…

More News In Global Health

BMJ: Don’t forget chronic lung and immune conditions during covid-19, says WHO (Thornton, 3/24). Devex: What the female reproductive tract could tell Kenyan researchers about HIV (Jerving, 3/25). Dallas Morning News: George W. Bush, citing Birx and Fauci, has ‘absolute confidence’ in nation’s coronavirus experts (Benning, 3/24). The Guardian: The…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial Times: India’s virus battle shows struggle of global south Editorial Board “…[India’s] struggle to contain the outbreak is emblematic of special challenges facing much of the developing world. Its response will carry lessons for others. … Many problems India will face in preventing the spread of the pandemic are…

Response To Ebola In DRC Was ‘Failure’, Says MSF Head Of Emergencies

Médecins Sans Frontières: How the Ebola response failed the people of DRC Karline Kleijer, head of emergencies at MSF, discusses the response to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, writing, “We cannot label the Ebola response a success. In fact, this cannot be labelled as anything other than…

Former DRC Health Minister Sentenced For Embezzling Ebola Funds

Reuters: Former DR Congo health minister convicted of embezzling Ebola funds “A former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his financial advisor were sentenced on Monday to five years of forced labor for embezzling more than $400,000 from the country’s Ebola response funds, a court order showed.…