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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)…

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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of April 30, 2020 (4/30). 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.

WHO Reconvening COVID-19 Emergency Committee; Tedros Warns Of Malaria Case Increases In Africa As Continent’s Coronavirus Outbreaks Intensify

CIDRAP News: WHO reconvenes COVID-19 panel; Africa’s outbreaks intensify “The World Health Organization (WHO) director general said today that the COVID-19 emergency committee will meet [today] to review pandemic developments, as cases surge in some African nations and as many past-peak countries take tentative steps to relax their distancing measures.…

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