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Release, Blog Posts Address Various Aspects Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Blogs: Trumping the World Health Organization — what does it mean? Charles Clift, senior consulting fellow at the Centre for Universal Health at Chatham House (4/17). Brookings: Africa in the news: African governments, multilaterals address COVID-19 emergency, debt relief Dhruv Gandhi, senior research analyst, and Christina Golubski, assistant director,…

KFF Updates Fact Sheet On U.S. Government, World Health Organization

KFF: The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization This fact sheet provides information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. government funding and engagement with WHO. In April, the White House announced it would be suspending financial support for WHO pending a review of the organization’s activities related…

Female World Leaders Show Decisive Action, Use Effective Messaging During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington Post: Female world leaders hailed as voices of reason amid the coronavirus chaos “…[Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria] Jacobs is one of several female world leaders who have won recognition as voices of reason amid the coronavirus pandemic. They have attracted praise for effective messaging and decisive action, in…

CDC Recognizes World Meningitis Day 2020, Highlights Efforts In Niger

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Meningitis Day 2020 This CDC blog post recognizes World Meningitis Day and highlights CDC’s efforts to address the 2017 meningitis outbreak in Niger, including conducting surveillance and supporting laboratory capacity (4/20).

KFF Resources Examine Global, Domestic Issues Related To COVID-19

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of April 22, 2020 (4/22). KFF: The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization (4/16). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources, including those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here. KFF’s new blog series “Coronavirus Policy Watch” is available here.