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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…

Blogs, Releases Address Coronavirus Vaccine Development, Impact On SDGs, Gender Equity, Other Issues Related To Pandemic

Atlantic Council’s “New Atlanticist”: The G20 needs to do more to address the human toll of COVID-19 Jeremy Mark, former senior communications adviser and speechwriter to the IMF management team (7/15). Center for American Progress: Release: In COVID-19 Vaccine Research and Development, Governments and Manufacturers Must Prioritize Gender Equity (7/15).…

U.S. Government Welcomes PAHO’s Independent Review Of Mais Medicos Program

U.S. Department of State: Pan American Health Organization Transparency “The United States government welcomes the Pan American Health Organization’s decision to initiate an independent review of its role in the Mais Medicos program, pursuant to which PAHO provided well over a billion dollars to Cuba. The United States and other…