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Eastern DRC Ebola Outbreak Officially Ends, WHO Urges Vigilance; Concerns Grow About Équateur Province Outbreak, COVID-19, Other Health Challenges In Country

Devex: While Ebola outbreak ends in eastern DRC, WHO says no room for complacency “After almost two years, the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is finally over. But the continuing outbreak in Équateur province and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continue to pose threats to health security in the country, region,…

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AP: Zimbabwe copes with diarrhea outbreak which has killed 9 (Mutsaka, 6/26). Borgen Magazine: Poor Sanitation in Kenya Leads to Water-Borne Diseases (Shusterman, 6/24). Devex: What data tells us about the state of human rights (Cornish, 6/25). Devex: Q&A: New CARE secretary-general on women and local leadership (Root, 6/25). The…

Blogs, Releases Address Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Continuity Of TB Care; Women’s, Children’s, Adolescents’ Health; Vaccine Access; Other Issues Related To Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Ensuring continuity of tuberculosis care during the covid-19 crisis Nathaly Aguilera Vasquez, program officer at the McGill International TB Centre at McGill University, and colleagues (6/25). Brookings: Global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic Warwick J. McKibbin, nonresident senior fellow for economic studies and co-director of the Climate…

High Prices Hinder Access To Improved Treatment For Drug-Resistant TB; Pandemic-Related Disruptions In HIV, TB, Cancer Programs Expected To Increase Deaths

Devex: High price excludes patients from better treatment for drug-resistant TB “…Johnson & Johnson, which markets bedaquiline under the brand name Sirturo [for the treatment of drug-resistant TB], has been accused of employing unfair tactics in an attempt to retain the drug’s patent and tighten its grip on the monopoly.…

Media Outlets Examine Politicization Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Leadership In U.S., Brazil

Democracy Now!: How U.S. and Brazil Leadership That “Neglects Science” Led to Hemisphere’s Worst Coronavirus Crises “As coronavirus infections worldwide approach 10 million, nearly half can be found in the two largest countries in the Americas: the United States and Brazil, which now has the worst infection rate in the…

U.N. SG Launches COVID-19 Roadmap To Help Nations Control Transmission, Recover

U.N. News: U.N. tallies action so far to fight COVID-19, and roadmap out of the pandemic “Amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. has mobilized to save lives, control transmission of the virus, and ease the economic fallout, Secretary-General António Guterres told journalists on Thursday, speaking at…