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Africa CDC Director Calls On Continent To Invest In Human Capital In COVID-19 Response; Duterte Employs Drug War Tactics In Coronavirus Mitigation; Yemen Health Care System Collapses Amid Pandemic, Cholera; U.S. National Security Adviser Tests Positive

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Morocco bans travel to and from major cities to curb coronavirus (7/27). BBC News: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/27). PRI: Africa must invest ‘in human capital’ to fight the coronavirus, says Africa CDC director (7/27). ASIA AP: Volunteers came to the rescue…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: Tackling the global NCD burden (7/27). Devex: Q&A: Taking on NGO leadership in the COVID crisis (Cornish, 7/27). Devex: How to empower health workers: Lessons learned from ‘On the Frontlines’ (Donback, 7/24). Global Press Journal: Cervical Cancer Claims Lives as Hospital Backlog Grows in Zambia (Phiri, 7/26). Global…

Blogs, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Topics, Including Vaccine Development, Implications For Health Policy Research, Face Mask Use

Center for Global Development: Vaccine Preliminary Results: Here Is Why We Need to Exercise Caution Anthony McDonnell, senior policy analyst at CGD, and colleagues (7/23). CIDRAP: Commentary: My views on cloth face coverings for the public for preventing COVID-19 Michael T. Osterholm, director of CIDRAP (7/22). Think Global Health: Condoms,…

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…

Pandemic Gaining Momentum In Africa, Asia; NYT Examines Europe’s COVID-19 Response; Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Virus To Indigenous Populations; Syrian Government Takes Action As Cases Rise; White House Seeks To Block Funding For CDC, Testing, Tracing

AFRICA AP: Home learning, reopening schools especially hard in Africa (Muhumuza et al., 7/20). BBC: Why some Kenyans still deny coronavirus exists (7/20). Bloomberg: Nairobi Hospital Builds Virus Facility for U.N. Africa Workers (Malingha, 7/19). Bloomberg: South Africa Data May Underreport Virus Deaths, Experts Say (Bax et al., 7/18). Financial…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Related To COVID-19, Global Poverty, U.N. Role

Devex: More equitable health systems? Empower frontline health workers Joanne Peter, director of social innovation within Johnson & Johnson’s Global Community Impact team, and Ben Davies is the global leader of the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation (7/20). Devex: What do nurses need now? Barbara Stilwell, executive…