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Media Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Response, Including Vaccine, Diagnostic Research, Health Worker Protections

Devex: MSF ramps up coronavirus response with ‘back-to-basics’ approach (Lieberman, 2/27). The Hill: Health official says coronavirus vaccine will take ‘at least a year to a year and a half’ to develop (Deese, 2/26). MedPage Today: COVID-19 Requires ‘An Entire Village’ of Professionals (Walker, 2/26). NPR: New Test Begins To…

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AP: U.N. Security Council approves resolution on Yemen sanctions (Lederer, 2/26). AP: East Africa’s huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo (Muhumuza, 2/25). BBC News: Appeal for more funds to control locusts (2/26). MedPage Today: A Doctor’s Story: Death and Hope in Syria (Firth, 2/25). Reuters: Scottish parliament approves free…

MSF Teams In DRC Using Solar Power In Health Care Facilities

Médecins Sans Frontières: Saving lives with solar power in Democratic Republic of Congo “In remote parts of countries like Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where patients often have to walk long distances to get to a hospital, many health centers struggle with a very basic issue — a lack of…

Humanitarian Aid Workers Face Homelessness, Death In Syria’s Idlib Province

Washington Post: As civilians suffer in Syria’s Idlib province, death and displacement stalk aid workers, too “As aid workers rushed around Syria’s Idlib province in recent days to help its war-battered people survive, a Syrian relief agency was scrambling to save another struggling group: its own employees. They have been…

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…

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,…

Death Of Doctor Li Wenliang Who Warned Of Coronavirus Causes Uproar In Chinese Social Media, Promptly Shut Down By Censors; China To Investigate ‘Issues’

AP: Doctor’s death unleashes mourning, fury at Chinese officials “The death of a young doctor who was reprimanded for warning about China’s new virus triggered an outpouring Friday of praise for him and fury that communist authorities put politics above public safety. In death, Dr. Li Wenliang became the face…

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AFP: HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus (2/4). Borgen Magazine: Lowering the Maternal Mortality Rates in Haiti (Pugh, 2/5). Devex: U.K. launches COP26 with no leader and no obvious strategy (Worley, 2/5). Devex: Pilot program tackles ‘problematic’ data requirements for gender-based violence (Rogers, 2/4). The Guardian: African…