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AP: Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000 (Vahdat/Gambrell, 10/17). CIDRAP News: Global study shows deadly convergence of chronic disease, COVID-19 (Van Beusekom, 10/16). Devex: Q&A: Supporting health workers through the pandemic (Castell, 10/16). Devex: Q&A: Clinton Foundation on how to ‘sustain the work’ during the pandemic (Lieberman, 10/19).…

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Al Jazeera: Q&A: ‘We can eradicate polio from the world’ (Aziz, 10/12). AP: Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus (10/13). AP: E.U. nations set to adopt common travel rules amid pandemic (Petrequin, 10/12). AP: Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases (Vahdat/DeBre, 10/12).…

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AP: Brazil’s poor squeezed by less virus aid, surging food costs (Biller/Pollastri, 10/9). AP: India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency (Sharma/Ghosal, 10/11). Bloomberg: Philippines Considers Relaxing Curfew, Readies Vaccine Trials (Jiao/Calonzo, 10/12). Borgen Magazine: The (RED) Campaign: Fighting HIV/AIDS Amid COVID-19 (Davis, 10/10). The Guardian: Aid…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Improving Health Systems; Uses, Limitations Of Mortality Measures To Assess Country Performance; Economic Costs

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: COVID-19 is showing us how to improve health systems — sometimes by disrupting them (October 2020). Center for Global Development: When Numbers Don’t Speak for Themselves: COVID-19 and Thoughts on How to Measure a Country’s Performance Damian Walker, non-resident fellow at CGD, and colleagues (10/9).…

Women Cited Far Less In Global Coronavirus Coverage, Experts Say

Washington Post: Women are systematically excluded from global coronavirus coverage, experts say “…In coverage of the coronavirus, female scientists and doctors are cited far less frequently than their male counterparts, according to multiple multicountry studies. And when women are vocal, as with other policy debates and key areas of coverage,…

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AP: Germany, which had virus under control, sees a jump in cases (10/8). AP: Hard-hit Peru’s costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests (Armario/Chen, 10/7). AP: ‘Catastrophically short of doctors’: Virus wallops Ukraine (Chernov/Karmanau, 10/8). BBC News: Coronavirus: Iran sets new record for deaths amid ‘third wave’ (10/7). CNBC: Mandela’s…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Contact Tracing, Mental Health Of Frontline Workers, Vaccine Development, Inequities In Access To Medical Oxygen

Al Jazeera: Contact tracing is essential to break COVID-19 transmission Ibrahima Soce Fall, assistant director general for emergency response at the WHO (10/7). Devex: Opinion: Psychological first aid for front-line workers in quarantine Andy Solomon-Osborne, head of mental health and psychosocial support for Action Against Hunger’s Ethiopia team (10/6). Nature:…

Preventing Sexual Misconduct In Aid Sector Requires Holistic Approach Examining Systems, Rules, Opinion Piece Suggests

New Humanitarian: Why transactional sex is difficult to stop in the aid sector Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, senior lecturer in international relations at La Trobe University, Australia and author “…Recently, there has been a flurry of activity to strengthen prevention and accountability mechanisms for sexual misconduct in the humanitarian sector. … While…

Wilson Center Event Discusses Role Of Indigenous Midwives In Maternal Health

Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Knowledge Keepers: Why We Need Indigenous Midwives Hannah Chosid, staff intern with the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a recent Wilson Center event with the UNFPA and International Confederation of Midwives on indigenous midwifery (10/7).

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