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Some Hospitals In Africa, Asia Become Overwhelmed With COVID-19 Patients; Questions Remain Over Russia’s Coronavirus Numbers; Brazil, Peru Hit Hard; Cases Rise Again In Iran

AFRICA Bloomberg: Africa Turns to Home Care With Virus Cases Inundating Hospitals (Ombok et al., 6/13). U.N. News: Amidst COVID-19 challenges, U.N. ‘remains operational’ across Central Africa (6/12). U.N. News: Amid COVID-19 and climate change, UNHCR appeals for $186 million for Sahel refugee and displacement crisis (6/12). Reuters: Ghana’s president…

Middle East Sees COVID-19 Surge; WHO Urges Vigilance In Africa As Cases Top 200K; Kremlin Defends Russia’s Data On Coronavirus Deaths

AFRICA AP: Congo doctor quits COVID-19 task force, notes testing delays (Maliro/Larson, 6/11). National Geographic: Why South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak could be a ‘catalyst for transformation’ (Nordling, 6/11). New Humanitarian: Child marriage worries rise amid coronavirus lockdown in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 6/11). NPR: Risks Of Home Birth Loom For Women in…

COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerating In Africa; Indonesia Suspects Hundreds Of Children Died Of Coronavirus; Scientists Criticize PM Johnson’s Pandemic Response; U.S. Hits 2M Cases, Many States See Surge As Federal Government Retreats

AFRICA AP: Zimbabwe names people who escaped filthy quarantine centers (Mutsaka, 6/10). Global Health NOW: In Liberia, Resources are Scarce — but Contact Tracing Is Second Nature (Winny, 6/10). NPR: Why Forecasters Can’t Make Up Their Mind About Africa And The Coronavirus (Peralta, 6/10). Reuters: Africa’s coronavirus ‘hotspots’ in South…

WHO Urges Pakistan Return To Lockdown As Hospitals Overwhelmed; PAHO Warns Of Coinciding Hurricane Season, Pandemic; Nigerian Doctors Strike As COVID-19 Deaths Rise; Trump Administration Silent On Pandemic

AFRICA BBC: Coronavirus: John Magufuli declares Tanzania free of Covid-19 (6/8). The Guardian: Nigeria to cut healthcare spending by 40% despite coronavirus cases climbing (Akinwotu, 6/10). Reuters: Ghana’s Incas Diagnostics expects approval for COVID-19 antibody test (Akorlie, 6/10). Reuters: Battling Somalia’s epidemic, a grieving British doctor finds peace (Sheikh/Houreld, 6/10).…

Blog Posts, Releases, Other Pieces Address Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Non-communicable diseases and covid-19: a perfect storm Nina Schwalbe, principal visiting fellow at the United Nations University International Institute of Global Health and adjunct professor in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues (6/10). Center for…

More News In Global Health

ABC Science: The next pandemic is coming — and sooner than we think, thanks to changes to the environment (Dulaney, 6/7). Boston Globe: Vaccines have saved millions of lives, but history shows missteps can prove deadly (Saltzman, 6/6). The Guardian: ‘Rolling emergency’ of locust swarms decimating Africa, Asia, and Middle…