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Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

Apolitical: Women show their worth in the Covid-19 crisis. They deserve more than applause Roopa Dhatt, co-founder and executive director of Women in Global Health (5/12). BMJ Opinion: Covid-19: Pandemic exposes inequalities in global food systems Jacqui Wise, freelance medical journalist (5/12). Brookings: The coronavirus is a siren for the…

Brazil Possibly Next COVID-19 Epicenter; 7 U.N. Agencies Urge Libyan Ceasefire To Contain Virus; Lesotho Last African Nation To Confirm Coronavirus Case; Russian Health System Strains Under High Caseload

AFRICA AP: Burundi kicks out top WHO official in country ahead of vote (Ssuuna/Anna, 5/14). AP: Lesotho becomes last African nation to confirm a virus case (Moyo, 5/13). The Guardian: Lesotho records first coronavirus case a week after lifting lockdown (Charumbira, 5/13). PRI: Coronavirus — and locusts — threaten Kenya’s…

Blogs, Statements, Letters Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Patients in Pakistan are actively participating in relief activities during the covid-19 pandemic Hussain Jafri, vice chair of the Advisory Group of the WHO PFPS program (5/12). Center for Global Development: The Indirect Health Effects of COVID-19: Disrupted and Suspended Health Services Lydia Regan, research assistant, and Y-Ling…

Devex Examines Efforts To Prioritize Gender-Based Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Devex: The effort to prioritize gender-based violence in U.N. pandemic response “…At the United Nations, gender has been mainstreamed within the COVID-19 response, [Åsa Regnér, deputy executive director at U.N. Women,] argued. The organization has been able to build on lessons from previous crises — especially the Ebola and Zika…

U.N. Agency Statements, Blog Posts Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

Borgen Magazine: Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Needed on a Global Scale Sara Olk, writer for the Borgen Project (5/11). Center for Global Development: Economic Perspectives in Latin America: Navigating the Great Lockdown Alejandro Fiorito, research assistant at CGD (5/11). Center for Global Development: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 around the…