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Response To Ebola In DRC Was ‘Failure’, Says MSF Head Of Emergencies

Médecins Sans Frontières: How the Ebola response failed the people of DRC Karline Kleijer, head of emergencies at MSF, discusses the response to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, writing, “We cannot label the Ebola response a success. In fact, this cannot be labelled as anything other than…

Brookings, CFR Posts Address Topics Related To COVID-19

Brookings Institution: Do countries have immune systems? 5 lessons from fragile states to help fight the coronavirus Paul M. Bisca, a security and development adviser currently on a consulting assignment with the World Bank, outlines lessons learned from development work in fragile states that could be applied to the COVID-19…

KFF Resources Examine U.S. Global Health Assets In LMICs Amid Outbreak, U.S. Military’s COVID-19 Response, Other Aspects Of Pandemic

KFF: Preparing for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Leveraging U.S. Global Health Assets This data note assesses where the U.S. government has existing global health assets that could be mobilized when and if needed to assist in the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries (Kates/Moss/Oum, 3/20). KFF: COVID-19…

KFF Resources Examine U.S. Global Health Assets In LMICs Amid Outbreak, U.S. Military’s COVID-19 Response, Other Aspects Of Pandemic

KFF: Preparing for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Leveraging U.S. Global Health Assets This data note assesses where the U.S. government has existing global health assets that could be mobilized when and if needed to assist in the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries (Kates/Moss/Oum, 3/20). KFF: COVID-19…

Former DRC Health Minister Sentenced For Embezzling Ebola Funds

Reuters: Former DR Congo health minister convicted of embezzling Ebola funds “A former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his financial advisor were sentenced on Monday to five years of forced labor for embezzling more than $400,000 from the country’s Ebola response funds, a court order showed.…

More News In Global Health

AFP/France 24: Hand-washing: a luxury millions of Yemenis can’t afford (3/24). The Atlantic: Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful (Yong, 3/20). Borgen Magazine: Ending Male Childhood Marriage (Smethers, 3/21). The Guardian: ‘Everyone will be contaminated’: prisons face strict coronavirus controls (Summers, 3/23). Reuters: Coronavirus sparks soul-searching over travel-heavy climate…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Times: Call It ‘Coronavirus’ Editorial Board “…Once again, a mysterious, fast-spreading and sometimes lethal disease is exacerbating racism and hatred … As the coronavirus has spread from its beachhead in Wuhan, China, old anti-Asian prejudices have spread with it … A time of great fear and danger requires…

Global Health Community Releases Statements, Announcements, Blog Posts On COVID-19 Pandemic

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund Supports Countries in Response to COVID-19 (3/23). Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: COVID-19 Pandemic: Statement from Executive Director Peter Sands (3/18). Harvard Business Review: Will Governments Restrict Foreign Access to Pandemic Supplies? Henry Farrell, professor of political…

WHO Issues New TB Prevention Guidance; Global Health Community Recognizes World TB Day

WHO: New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives “New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment. A quarter of the world’s population is estimated to be…