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Researchers Examine Coronavirus Impacts In Africa; COVID-19 Stigma High Among Some Populations In Asia-Pacific; E.U., Canada Face Possible 2nd Waves; New Wave Building In U.S.

AFRICA BBC News: Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted (Igunza, 9/24). DW: World in Progress: Coronavirus makes life harder for HIV/AIDS patients in Uganda (Nakirya, 9/24). NBC News: Africa has held off the worst of the coronavirus. Researchers are working to figure out how (Chow, 9/25). ASIA AP:…

U.K. To Increase WHO Contribution; Says Consulted With NGOs About DFID-FCO Merger

The Guardian: U.K. to become WHO’s largest state donor with 30% funding increase “Boris Johnson will announce a 30% increase in the U.K.’s funding of the World Health Organization, making the U.K. the single largest national donor after the U.S. leaves. In an announcement at the U.N. General Assembly, he…

POLITICO Examines Countries’ Proposals To Reform WHO

POLITICO: Countries plot changes to World Health Organization once pandemic recedes “…While many world leaders disagree with Trump’s attempts to make the WHO a scapegoat for the early spread of the coronavirus in 2020, they acknowledge the multilateral organization needs changing. Now, Germany, France, and Chile are signaling they agree…

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AP: Brazil strains at quarantine as virus cases pass 5 million (Biller, 10/8). AP: As virus fills French ICUs anew, doctors ask what went wrong (Charlton et al., 10/9). AP: Spanish govt imposes state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid (Hatton et al., 10/9). AP: Soldiers, experts to help German cities…

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AP: ‘It was so abrupt’: COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 10/14). AP: Iran virus death toll hits record high, 3rd time in a week (Vahdat et al., 10/14). CNBC: Bill Gates slams U.S. on Covid: Most governments listen to their scientists, not attack them (Belvedere, 10/14). CNBC: WHO…

Meeting On U.K. DFID, FCO Merger Scrutinized, Raises Concerns Among Aid Experts

Devex: Foreign Affairs Committee criticized over DFID merger session “The Foreign Affairs Committee’s first evidence session on the Department for International Development’s merger demonstrated the importance of specialized parliamentary scrutiny of aid and development policy, according to aid experts. The session — held by the parliamentary committee responsible for scrutinizing…

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