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International Community Must Work To Protect Safety Of Health Care Workers, WHO Says On World Patient Safety Day; HCWs Represent 1 In 7 COVID-19 Cases Globally, Agency Notes

U.N. News: Protect health workers to save patients, WHO reiterates on World Patient Safety Day “COVID-19 has reminded the world of the vital role health workers play in relieving suffering and saving lives, the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) has said, underlining the need to ensure their safety and protection.…

COVID-19 Could Have Peaked In Many African Nations, Confounding Scientists; India’s Cases Pass 5M; WHO Warns Of Rising Cases In Europe, Risk In L. America; U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Counter Pandemic Misinformation

AFRICA AP: South Africa says 12 million ‘probably’ had coronavirus (Imray et al., 9/16). The Guardian: Staple food prices rise by 50% in Sudan amid economic strife, floods and Covid (Salih, 9/17). The Guardian: ‘Confounding’: Covid may have already peaked in many African countries (McVeigh, 9/16). ASIA AP: As India’s…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 386 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an analysis on the impact of school closures on the risk of unwanted pregnancy and HIV among adolescent girls and…

Japan Commits $165M To COVAX; Germany Invests In Domestic Coronavirus Vaccine R&D Efforts; Half Of Tests Positive In Argentina; NIH To Investigate Serious Side Effect In Vaccine Trial

AFRICA Al Jazeera: TV replaces teachers for African children amid coronavirus curbs (9/15). BBC News: Coronavirus in Africa: Explaining the bogus ‘viral blockers’ worn by some politicians (Adegoke, 9/15). Borgen Magazine: COVID-19 in Liberia: Learning From the Ebola Virus (Wallace, 9/16). Xinhua: WHO’s COVID-19 health supplies reach Libya (9/16). ASIA…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Pandemic total passes 29 million as cases hit daily high (Schnirring, 9/14). Devex: Why nonstate armed groups allow access for health workers (Worley, 9/15). Nature: Stillbirth rate rises dramatically during pandemic (Watson, 9/15). New York Times: As U.N. Turns 75, the Celebration Is Muted by Calamity and Conflict…

KFF Releases Side-by-Side Comparing Trump, Biden On COVID-19 Actions, Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: Comparing Trump and Biden on COVID-19 This issue brief compares President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on their records, actions, and proposals related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a general overview of their respective approaches, followed by a detailed side-by-sideĀ (9/11). KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker –…

U.N. General Assembly Approves Resolution On Pandemic As WHO Reports Record One-Day Rise In Global Cases

AP: U.N. assembly approves pandemic resolution; U.S., Israel object “The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any unilateral economic, financial, or…

Latin America Struggles Amid Pandemic; European COVID-19 Mortality To Rise In Fall, WHO Warns; Israel Shuts Down Again During 2nd Wave; Biden Crafts Pandemic Response Plan For Implementation If Elected U.S. President

AFRICA AP: Ethiopia opens facility to make coronavirus test kits (Meseret, 9/14). ASIA Devex: Corruption allegations rock Philippine health insurance corporation amid COVID-19 (Ravelo, 9/14). Wall Street Journal: For Doctor in India, Coronavirus Waves Just Keep Coming (Agarwal, 9/13). Washington Post: In Japan, coronavirus discrimination proves almost as hard to…