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COVID-19 Worsening Malnutrition In Some African Regions; Cases Increase In Europe, Causing Concern; India Set To See Surge As Holiday Season Approaches; Pandemic Stalls Regional Reforms In Latin America;

AFRICA AP: South Africa extends relief grants to help poor amid virus (Magome, 10/15). VOA News: Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Hunger, Malnutrition in Parts of Africa (Amanor, 10/15). ASIA & PACIFIC AP: Asia Today: Sydney lifts quarantine for N. Zealand travelers (10/16). New York Times: What Happens When Covid-19 Meets Toxic…

COVID-19 Causing Global Disruptions In Routine HIV Testing Services, Data Show

UNAIDS: COVID-19 impacting HIV testing in most countries “Monthly data routinely reported to UNAIDS on disruptions to HIV testing and treatment services have found significant decreases in HIV testing services in nearly all countries with available data. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNAIDS, the World Health Organization, and…

Lack Of Global Leadership Prolonging Pandemic, Herd Immunity ‘Not An Option’ In Control Strategies, WHO DG Says

Financial Times: WHO chief says lack of global leadership has prolonged pandemic “A lack of leadership from global powers had prolonged the coronavirus pandemic, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said on Monday as he called on the world’s biggest economies to ‘step up’…” (Wilson/Pilling, 10/12).…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Al Jazeera: Q&A: ‘We can eradicate polio from the world’ (Aziz, 10/12). AP: Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus (10/13). AP: E.U. nations set to adopt common travel rules amid pandemic (Petrequin, 10/12). AP: Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases (Vahdat/DeBre, 10/12).…

More New HIV Infections Among Men Than Women In 2019, UNAIDS Data Show

UNAIDS: New HIV infections: men outnumber women “Men living with HIV are less likely to access HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy, and they also experience higher levels of new HIV infections. … There were fewer new HIV infections in 2019 worldwide among women and girls (48% of total infections) than…

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