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COVID-19, Locust Swarms Worsen Food Security In East Africa; Vietnam Sees Uptick In Cases; Europe Braces For Virus Resurgence; Democracy Threatened In Latin America Amid Pandemic; U.S. Death Toll Passes 150K

AFRICA Reuters: Gambia VP tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating (Saine, 7/29). Xinhua: Roundup: COVID-19, desert locust exacerbate food insecurity in E. Africa: U.N. (7/29). ASIA AP: Asia Today: Masks mandatory as cases rise in Australia state (7/19). AP: U.N. urges SE Asia to build back better from COVID-19 crisis…

More Than Half Of Mumbai Slum Occupants Have Had COVID-19, Study Shows; Europe Works To Avoid Rise In Cases; World Bank Latin America Chief Discusses Recovery; Hajj Begins Under Restrictions; Isolation Possibly More Harmful Than Coronavirus To Canadian Nursing Home Residents

AFRICA Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus and Ebola Together Test a Beleaguered Congo (Bariyo, 7/29). Washington Post: With drastically smaller hajj, Somalia’s livestock industry goes from ‘boom to doom’ (Faruk/Bearak, 7/28). Xinhua: Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases pass 15,000 mark (7/29). ASIA Financial Times: Over half of Mumbai slum dwellers have had Covid-19,…

2020 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations Address Health Security Cooperation

U.S. Department of State: AUSMIN 2020 Health Security Statement In a joint statement at the 2020 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), the U.S. and Australian governments discuss progress toward health security cooperation (7/28). U.S. Department of State: Joint Statement on Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) 2020 (7/28). U.S. Department of State: 2020…

Blogs, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Topics, Including Testing Capacity, Disease Surveillance In Ghana, Impact On Women in Zambia, Reducing Impact On Amazonian Peoples

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: How well is Ghana — with one of the best testing capacities in Africa — responding to COVID-19? Jiaqi Zhang, research assistant at the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at Duke University’s Duke Global Health Institute; Justice Nonvignon, associate professor at the School of…

Africa CDC Director Calls On Continent To Invest In Human Capital In COVID-19 Response; Duterte Employs Drug War Tactics In Coronavirus Mitigation; Yemen Health Care System Collapses Amid Pandemic, Cholera; U.S. National Security Adviser Tests Positive

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Morocco bans travel to and from major cities to curb coronavirus (7/27). BBC News: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/27). PRI: Africa must invest ‘in human capital’ to fight the coronavirus, says Africa CDC director (7/27). ASIA AP: Volunteers came to the rescue…

USAID Provides 88K Insecticide-Treated Nets To Prevent Malaria In Laos

USAID: U.S. Provides 88,000 Additional Mosquito Nets To Prevent Malaria In Laos “Continuing the United States’ longstanding support of the Lao health sector, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Dr. Peter M. Haymond presented 88,000 specially-treated mosquito nets funded by the United States to Vice Minister of Health Dr. Phouthone Muangpak at…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: Tackling the global NCD burden (7/27). Devex: Q&A: Taking on NGO leadership in the COVID crisis (Cornish, 7/27). Devex: How to empower health workers: Lessons learned from ‘On the Frontlines’ (Donback, 7/24). Global Press Journal: Cervical Cancer Claims Lives as Hospital Backlog Grows in Zambia (Phiri, 7/26). Global…

Chinese Scientist Speaks With Science About Research Into Coronaviruses, Trump Administration’s Allegations Over Origin Of SARS-CoV-2

Science: ‘Trump owes us an apology.’ Chinese scientist at the center of COVID-19 origin theories speaks out “The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Shi, who’s been nicknamed ‘Bat Woman,’ heads a group that studies bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in…