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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19, Outbreak Preparedness, U.S. Response

Washington Post: Coronavirus dangers loom. Complacency is one of them. Editorial Board “…The [coronavirus] is highly infectious, and an explosion of cases over the weekend in South Korea, Italy, and Iran suggests the window of opportunity for containment is ‘narrowing,’ as the World Health Organization’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,…

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AP: Zimbabwe’s rural elderly battle hunger amid severe drought (Mutsaka, 2/24). Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta’s next big thing: world hub for health innovation, preparedness (Trubey, 2/21). CNN: Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says (Erdman, 2/20). The Guardian: India: male sterilization order withdrawn after flurry of criticism…

New Partnership To Use Weather Data To Inform Mosquito-Borne Disease Response, Prevention

Devex: Exclusive: New partnership leverages weather data to tackle mosquito-borne diseases “…[A] diverse group of partners is coming together to explore how weather data and analytics can help defeat mosquito-borne diseases. With the rise of extreme weather events, there is increased urgency and opportunity for weather data to inform disease…

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The BMJ: Children’s health and wellbeing must be prioritized by governments, experts urge (Mahase, 2/20). Devex: What is ‘mutual prosperity’ and what does it mean for U.K. aid? (Worley, 2/21). The Lancet: Locust swarms in east Africa could be ‘a catastrophe’ (Devi, 2/22). Reuters: Time running out to end Venezuela’s…

UNICEF Calls For Increased Humanitarian Support For Niger

UNICEF: 2.9 million people, including 1.6 million children, affected by one or more humanitarian crises in Niger, in 2020 “Nearly 3 million people in Niger, more than half of whom are children, need humanitarian assistance amidst the risks posed by insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics, cyclical floods, droughts, and displacement.…

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Al Jazeera: Pakistan policeman killed in attack targeting polio campaign (Hashim, 2/18). Devex: Top U.S. corporate foundations investing in development (De Vos, 2/14). Devex: Local governments must be empowered to fight climate change, experts say (Smith, 2/14). Reuters: ‘Cancer does not wait’: Children’s medicine shortage stokes anger in Mexico (Jorgic,…