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Studies Provide Additional Evidence About Risks Of Mother-To-Child SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Fox News: Coronavirus infection unlikely in placenta, fetus: study “The human placenta and fetus are unlikely to be infected with COVID-19 due to minimal expression of SARS-CoV-2-related proteins and receptors in the placenta, a new study says. … Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Wayne State University, among…

More News In Global Health

BBC: Sudan scraps apostasy law and alcohol ban for non-Muslims (7/12). Devex: The power of choice: Ensuring access to family planning in the COVID-19 era (7/13). Devex: Q&A: How data can stop women from going hungry (Castell, 7/13). IPS: How Senegal Is Providing Reproductive Health Services To Those Who Can…

Pandemic Could Increase Mortality Due HIV, TB, Malaria, Modeling Study Shows

Reuters: Study predicts surge in HIV, TB and malaria deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic “Deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria could surge in poor and middle-income countries as already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a predictive study published on Monday. Over the next…

Combined Protocol Addressing Severe, Moderate Malnutrition Among Children Effective, Less Expensive Than Standard Treatment, Study Shows

Devex: Streamlined malnutrition treatment is effective and less expensive, study shows “Combining severe and moderate acute malnutrition treatments into a simplified protocol is as effective as traditional treatment but costs $123 less per child, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. The ‘Combined Protocol for Acute Malnutrition Study,’…

Wellcome Expert Examines Need For Antibiotic Development, More Government Action

Wellcome: A lifeline for antibiotic development Jeremy Knox, policy & advocacy lead for drug-resistant infections at Wellcome, discusses the role of governments in stimulating antibiotic development and the AMR Action Fund. Knox writes, “High on the list of acute concerns is the continuing global spread of drug-resistant infections, ‘superbugs’ which…

Some Politicians, Activists Raise Questions Over Global Coronavirus Vaccine Plan, ‘No Profit’ Pledge; E.U. Supports WHO Technology Access Pool; Vaccine, Therapeutic Research Ongoing

AP: Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more “Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available…