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Blogs, Releases, Video Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Responses In Africa, Gender-Based Violence, Vaccine Development

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 will end but doctors will keep dying: supporting physicians’ mental health after the pandemic Trisha Pasricha, gastroenterology fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and filmmaker (7/8). Brookings: Learning from the best: Evaluating Africa’s COVID-19 responses Youssef Travaly, vice president of the AIMS-NEI Global Network — Next Einstein…

Pandemic Could Push 122M People Deeper Into Hunger, Poverty, Oxfam Report Warns

The Telegraph: Covid-19 could kill more people through hunger than the virus itself, warns Oxfam “More people will die of hunger caused by the pandemic than of coronavirus this year, according to a report from Oxfam. An estimated 122 million of the world’s poorest people could be plunged deeper into…

Mexico Passes Italy To Be 4th Globally In Number Of COVID-19 Deaths; Dubai, Abu Dhabi Confront Pandemic Differently; Outbreak In Kazakhstan Likely Novel Coronavirus; U.S. Death Rate Begins To Rise Again

AFRICA The Economist: Which parts of Africa will be hit hardest by covid-19? (7/10). ASIA DW: Mystery pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan likely to be coronavirus: WHO (7/11). U.N. News: COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population (7/11). Wall Street Journal: Pandemic Crushes Garment Industry, the Developing World’s…

New Ebola Outbreak In Western DRC Growing, WHO Emergencies Chief Warns

Al Jazeera: ‘Great concern’ as new Ebola outbreak grows in western DR Congo “Ebola is spreading in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Vaccinations Against Preventable Childhood Illness Declining During COVID-19, WHO, UNICEF Warn

VOA News: Vaccinations Against Preventable Childhood Diseases in ‘Alarming Decline,’ U.N. Says “There has been an alarming decline in the number of children getting vaccinated for such preventable diseases as diphtheria, tetanus, and measles, the United Nations warned Wednesday. The U.N.’s World Health Organization and UNICEF blame the decline on…

U.S. Senators, Japan Propose Similar Pandemic Preparedness Funds

The Lancet: New funds proposed to prevent pandemics “…In May, a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from WHO, a bipartisan bill on global health security was introduced by Republican Senator Jim Risch and two Democrat colleagues. The bill seeks to ‘contain infectious disease outbreaks overseas before…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of July 17, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (7/17). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here.…

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