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COVID-19 Threatens Global Peace, Security, U.N. SG Guterres Tells Security Council; Foreign Policy Examines U.N. Role During Pandemic

Bloomberg: U.N. Chief Urges Divided Security Council to Act on Coronavirus “United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged members of the Security Council to come together to fight the global coronavirus outbreak, marking the first time the divided 15-nation body discussed the pandemic. ‘The engagement of the Security Council will be…

U.N. CERF, World Bank Commit New Funding To Support Samoa Measles Outbreak Response

U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund: United Nations Releases New Funding To Fight Samoa Measles Outbreak “The U.N.’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has released US$2.6 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to help fight the devastating measles outbreak in Samoa and support the wider…

6 More Ebola Cases Reported In DRC; World Vision Reports Examine Outbreak’s Impact On Children; NPR Profiles Congolese Doctor Heading Response

CIDRAP News: Ebola total climbs by 6 more cases “Six more Ebola infections have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outbreaks, part of fluctuating levels that health officials have warned about in the wake of recent attacks and security incidents that have temporarily shut down response activities…

IntraHealth International Blog Post Highlights 10 Global Health Issues To Watch In New Decade

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s Margarite Nathe, principal editor and writer at IntraHealth International, outlines 10 global health issues to watch in this next decade: infectious diseases and potential pandemics; fake news; climate change; supply chains; digital health; mental health; heart disease, cancer,…

Ebola Outbreak In DRC Waning

Washington Post: While coronavirus surges, the Ebola outbreak in Congo finally wanes “The second-biggest Ebola outbreak in history … is down to its last chain of transmission. … The waning of the Ebola outbreak comes as a new one captures global attention — and, potentially, funding as well. Global health…

AP Examines Implications Of Taiwan, China Tensions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

AP: Health concerns meet politics amid Taiwan’s WHO exclusion “Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over the new illness known as COVID-19. Taiwan has called repeatedly for it to be allowed to participate in WHO, from which it has…

Media Outlets Provide Latest Updates On Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

AP: New virus has infected more than 64,000 people globally (2/14). BBC: Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says (2/14). The Hill: Coronavirus death toll climbs past 1,350 in China, 5,000 new cases reported (Johnson, 2/14). Reuters: China says 1,716 health workers infected by coronavirus, six dead…

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