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WHO Warns Against Waiting For Herd Immunity; U.N. Climate Chief Discusses Pandemic, Climate Change; U.N. Human Rights Committee Clarifies Language On Protests During Public Health Emergencies

CNBC: WHO warns that waiting to achieve herd immunity to the coronavirus will kill a lot of people “The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised public officials against trying to achieve so-called herd immunity to the coronavirus by allowing it to rapidly spread throughout their communities, saying it will overwhelm…

Blog Post, Releases Address Potential Long-Acting HIV Prevention Option For Women In Sub-Saharan Africa; Lead Poisoning In Children Globally; Intersection Of Climate Change, Environmental, Reproductive Health

UNAIDS: UNAIDS is hopeful that a new long-acting HIV prevention option will soon become available for women in sub-Saharan Africa (7/28). UNICEF: A third of the world’s children poisoned by lead, new groundbreaking analysis says (7/29). Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: At the Intersection of…

45M In 13 Southern African Countries Face Food Insecurity, SADC Report Says

Al Jazeera: Nearly 45 million people food insecure in southern Africa “Nearly 45 million people in 13 countries in southern Africa are food insecure as a result of drought, floods, and the impact of coronavirus, the region’s bloc said. The tally has risen almost 10 percent over last year, the…

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…

More News In Global Health

Houston Chronicle: WHO unveils Florence, the world’s first digital health worker to combat smoking and COVID-19 myths (Stewart, 7/27). Devex: South Sudan pilot program links humanitarians with local faith groups (Jerving, 7/28). Devex: Has water as a human right moved from a resolution to reality? (Root, 7/28). The Guardian: ‘We…

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…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Africa’s Response, Environmental Lessons, Vaccine Cooperation

Financial Times: Africa needs more help with its pandemic response Editorial Board (7/27). Forbes: Five Environmental Lessons Coronavirus Could Teach Humanity, If Humanity Would Listen Jeff McMahon, senior contributor at Forbes (7/26). Foreign Affairs: The Tragedy of Vaccine Nationalism Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the Global Health Program at the…