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COVID-19, Locust Swarms Worsen Food Security In East Africa; Vietnam Sees Uptick In Cases; Europe Braces For Virus Resurgence; Democracy Threatened In Latin America Amid Pandemic; U.S. Death Toll Passes 150K

AFRICA Reuters: Gambia VP tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating (Saine, 7/29). Xinhua: Roundup: COVID-19, desert locust exacerbate food insecurity in E. Africa: U.N. (7/29). ASIA AP: Asia Today: Masks mandatory as cases rise in Australia state (7/19). AP: U.N. urges SE Asia to build back better from COVID-19 crisis…

45M In 13 Southern African Countries Face Food Insecurity, SADC Report Says

Al Jazeera: Nearly 45 million people food insecure in southern Africa “Nearly 45 million people in 13 countries in southern Africa are food insecure as a result of drought, floods, and the impact of coronavirus, the region’s bloc said. The tally has risen almost 10 percent over last year, the…

USAID Addresses Impact Of COVID-19 On Global Nutrition

USAID/Medium: The Nutrition Crisis Hidden Within the Pandemic Trey Hicks, associate administrator for relief, resilience, and response at USAID, Alma Golden, assistant administrator for global health at USAID, and Shawn Baker, chief nutritionist at USAID, discuss COVID-19’s impact on global nutrition and highlight USAID’s current and ongoing actions to prevent…

More News In Global Health

Houston Chronicle: WHO unveils Florence, the world’s first digital health worker to combat smoking and COVID-19 myths (Stewart, 7/27). Devex: South Sudan pilot program links humanitarians with local faith groups (Jerving, 7/28). Devex: Has water as a human right moved from a resolution to reality? (Root, 7/28). The Guardian: ‘We…

Blogs, Releases Address U.S. DFC’s Measurement Tool, Implications Of E.U. Recovery Deal For International Development, Other Global Health Topics

Center for Global Development: Strengthen Your IQ! Rethinking Development Impact with DFC’s New Ex-Ante Measurement Tool Jocilyn Estes, program coordinator, and Clemence Landers, policy fellow, both with CGD (7/23). IFRC: South Asia floods: 9.6 million people swamped as humanitarian crisis deepens (7/22). IHME: Mapping male circumcision for HIV prevention efforts…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: Aid Efforts to Support Healthcare in Venezuela (Wallace, 7/22). Devex: Does WASH need a global leader? (Root, 7/23). Devex: DFAT data insights: Funding COVID-19 (Cornish, 7/22). Devex: How mapping skills can drive progress on the SDGs (Cheney, 7/22). The Economist: The hunt for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 will…

Speech, Release, Commentary Address SDGs, Malnutrition Amid COVID-19

U.K. Government: Achieving the SDGs amidst COVID-19 (7/17). UNICEF: West and Central Africa: More than 15 million cases of acute malnutrition expected in 2020 (7/17). Chicago Council on Global Affairs: Guest Commentary — How Animal Agriculture can Fill the Hunger Gap that COVID-19 is Fast Widening Richard Raymond, former undersecretary…

Blogs, Research, Releases Address Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Role Of Physical Distancing, Monitoring Emergency Funding In Africa, Mental Health Interventions

The BMJ: Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries Nazrul Islam, research fellow with the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues (7/15). Global Citizen: COVID-19 Rates Among Indigenous Australians…