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AP: Red Cross chief urges vaccine ‘fake news’ fight (Lederer, 12/1). BBC News: Coronavirus in South Africa: A nurse’s fight against the ‘Covid storm’ (11/30). Devex: Oxfam targets more diversity in leadership with new ‘intersectional’ strategy (Chadwick, 11/30). Devex: Q&A: The power of faith-specific fundraising (Root, 12/1). New York Times:…

Gains In Health, Education, Social Protections Slow In Africa Prior To Pandemic; Nearly 20% Of COVID-Related Deaths In Africa Associated With Diabetes; Doctors In Kenya Threaten Strike Over Safety

Devex: Progress in health and education slows in Africa while social protections deteriorate “Overall gains made in health and education are slowing on the African continent and progress on social protection is deteriorating, according to a decade’s worth of data on African governance compiled and analyzed by the Mo Ibrahim…

WHO DG Tedros Opens WHA With Calls For Coordination To Address Global Challenges, Including COVID-19 Pandemic, Welcomes Election Of Biden-Harris In U.S.

Reuters: WHO chief looks forward to working ‘very closely’ with Biden team “The World Health Organization chief on Monday welcomed efforts to strengthen the Geneva-based body through reform and said it was looking forward to working closely with the administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden…” (Nebehay/Farge, 11/9). U.N. News: WHO’s…

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AP: Ukraine’s president tests positive for COVID-19 (11/10). AP: As virus spikes, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff (Hinnant et al., 11/10). AP: Hard-hit Belgium sees light at the end of virus tunnel (Petrequin, 11/9). AP: U.N.: Pandemic threatens Latin America’s next generation (Smith, 11/9). Borgen Magazine: A…

Nature Outlines Trump Administration’s Interference In Government Scientists’ Response To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Executive Order That Could Facilitate Their Firing

Nature: Four ways Trump has meddled in pandemic science — and why it matters “As the United States votes today on who will be its next president, Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic looms large. One issue that resonates with the research community is the extent to which the…

Women Polio Vaccinators In Pakistan Face Violence, Threats; Save The Children Warns Of Uptick In Polio Cases In S. Sudan; Taliban Prevents Polio Vaccinations Of 40K Children

The Guardian: The women who risk their lives to deliver Pakistan’s polio vaccines “…The polio workers, men and women, go house-to-house administering polio drops to children. But for the female workers, to do their job is to put their lives at risk on a daily basis. The threats and fatalities…

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