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Organizations Discuss Global Health Aid, Gavi, Nursing Report, Global Herpes Prevalence

Center for Global Development: Examining Uncertainties in Global Health Aid through the Lens of Family Planning: A Tale of Three Countries in Three Figures Janeen Madan Keller, assistant director of global health and senior policy analyst, and Julia Kaufman, program coordinator, both with CGD (4/30). ONE: 6 things Gavi supports…

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AP: Heart disease main underlying condition in COVID-19 deaths (Selsky, 4/29). Democracy Now!: WHO Adviser on Meat Plants: If We’re at War, the Weapons We Need Are Tests and PPE, Not Pork (Goodman, 4/30). Devex: Kenya’s blood shortage goes from bad to worse (Jerving, 5/1). Devex: How COVID-19 is impacting…

WHO, Vatican, Others Recognize International Nurses Day

BMJ Opinion: On International Nurses’ Day, we thank our nursing colleagues Christine Hancock, former president of the International Council of Nurses and founder of C3 Collaborating for Health (5/12). Vatican News: Full Text: Pope’s Message for International Nurses Day (5/12). WHO: Happy international Nurses Day (5/11). WHO: International Nurses Day…

Blogs, Statements, Letters Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Patients in Pakistan are actively participating in relief activities during the covid-19 pandemic Hussain Jafri, vice chair of the Advisory Group of the WHO PFPS program (5/12). Center for Global Development: The Indirect Health Effects of COVID-19: Disrupted and Suspended Health Services Lydia Regan, research assistant, and Y-Ling…

WHO Seeks Further Details On Burundi Expulsion; 1st COVID-19 Case Detected In Rohingya Camps; Russia Defends Case Counts; Brazil Health Systems Struggle Amid Pandemic; Yemen Coronavirus-Like Cases Spike

AFRICA AP: Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight virus (Guled/Nor, 5/15). The Guardian: ‘People are more scared of hunger’: coronavirus is just one more threat in Nigeria (Akinwotu, 5/15). New Humanitarian: Tanzanian doctors sound alarm over hidden coronavirus cases (Houttuin/Bastmeijer, 5/14). New Yorker: What African Nations Are Teaching…

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The Guardian: Girls at risk of child marriage as half of local authorities fail to keep records (Summers, 5/18). Science: Long-acting injectable drug prevents HIV infections (Cohen, 5/18). The Telegraph: Health workers under attack: 200 incidents globally linked to pandemic (Rigby/Smith, 5/15). U.S. News & World Report: WHO Releases Brief…

U.N. Pulls Some Foreign Staff From Idlib Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases; Russian Doctors Face Hostility, Mistrust; South Africa Experts Predict Up To 50K COVID Deaths; Pakistan Cases Continue To Rise Post-Lockdown

AFRICA AP: Nearly 2 dozen escape from virus quarantine in Zimbabwe (Mutsaka, 5/20). New Humanitarian: COVID-19 and hyperinflation leave hunger and few options in Zimbabwe (Dongozi, 5/20). Reuters: South Africa scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible (Toyana, 5/21). Reuters: Egypt to offer coronavirus testing in all general hospitals…

COVID-19 Cases Rising In Some Asian Countries As Lockdowns Ease; Russia Reports Record 1-Day Rise In Deaths; Peru Hit Hard, Especially Rural Areas; Some Arab Nations Turn To Israel For Support; Puerto Rico’s Safety Nets Strain Amid Pandemic

AFRICA The Guardian: Surge in deaths in North Darfur raises fears of disastrous Covid-19 outbreak (Ahmed, 5/29). New Humanitarian: Six ways COVID-19 is changing South Africa (Oliver, 5/28). ASIA Al Jazeera: Hundreds of children in Pakistan’s Sindh infected with COVID-19 (5/29). New York Times: ‘It’s Too Late’: In Sprawling Indonesia,…

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Devex: Watch: Peter Sands’ ‘nightmare’ coronavirus scenario (Kumar, 6/1). Devex: Q&A: What early data says about gendered impacts of COVID-19 (Rogers, 6/1). Devex: Preparing for a disaster in the middle of a pandemic (Root, 6/1). Devex: Steps for creating water solutions that will last (Root, 6/1). The Hill: COVID-19 shows…

U.S. Sends Unproven COVID-19 Treatment HCQ To Brazil; Russia Set To Introduce COVID-19 Drug; India Begins To Open Amid Rising Cases; African Nations Struggle To Find Escaped Quarantine Patients

AFRICA Global Press Journal: Defying Uganda’s Ban, Motorcycle Taxis Remain Lifeline for Patients (Segawa/Agiresaasi, 5/31). The Guardian: African nations fail to find coronavirus quarantine escapees (Burke/Chingono, 5/31). PRI: Coronavirus exposes Sudan’s broken health care system (Gikandi, 5/29). Reuters: Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response (5/29). ASIA…