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USAID Releases Annual Report On Preventing Maternal, Child Deaths

USAID: Acting on the Call: Preventing Child & Maternal Deaths “Acting on the Call — the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s response to the 2012 global Call to Action — lays out a bold agenda to save the lives of women and children. Since 2014, this flagship report has…

South Africa Passes U.K. In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; India Reinstates Lockdowns As Cases Pass 1M; England, France To Require Masks; Number Of Deaths In Latin America Pass North America’s; CDC Urges All Americans To Wear Masks

AFRICA AP: Rights group: Reporter jailed in Egypt dies from virus (7/13). AP: South Africa surpasses the U.K. in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins data (7/14). BBC: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/14). Science: ‘It’s a tricky thing.’ COVID-19 cases…

Blogs, Releases Address Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact On Health Workers, TB Services For People With HIV, Global Fund’s Role

Amnesty International: Global: Health workers silenced, exposed and attacked (7/13). Friends of the Global Fight: The Global Fund: At the Leading Edge of the Global Response to COVID-19 (7/13). PATH: Advocating in a ‘new normal’ (7/8). UNAIDS: Advancing TB services for people living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic (7/13).…

Blogs, Releases, Video Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Responses In Africa, Gender-Based Violence, Vaccine Development

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 will end but doctors will keep dying: supporting physicians’ mental health after the pandemic Trisha Pasricha, gastroenterology fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and filmmaker (7/8). Brookings: Learning from the best: Evaluating Africa’s COVID-19 responses Youssef Travaly, vice president of the AIMS-NEI Global Network — Next Einstein…

More News In Global Health

AP: Russia and China veto cross-border aid to Syria’s northwest (Lederer, 7/7). AP: WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives eliminate measles, rubella (Mallawarachi, 7/8). HealthDay News: Zika May Have Damaged More Infants’ Brains Than Expected (Gordon, 7/7). IPS: Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices (Paul, 7/7).…

Blogs, Releases Address COVID-19’s Impact On School Re-Openings; Maternal, Child Health, Other Disease Efforts; Health Workforce; China’s Air Pollution

American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry (6/25). Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response (7/6). Think Global Health: Mothers, Children, and the Terrible Choice Between COVID-19 and Other Infections Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation,…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Access To Vaccines, Mental Health Of Health Workers, Others

The Conversation: How countries get away with hoarding drugs in a pandemic Mark Eccleston-Turner, lecturer of law at Keele University (7/6). Devex: The debate around intellectual property rights and the COVID-19 vaccine Arnab Acharya, independent scholar (7/6). Devex: Depression, anxiety, insomnia — health workers and the side effects of COVID-19…

Health Worker Shortage Worsens In Africa; Coronavirus Mitigation Strategies Shift In Australia, Japan, Dubai; European Sex Workers Struggle To Survive; Average Age Of COVID-19 Patient Drops 15 Years In U.S.

AFRICA AP: Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak (7/6). AP: Zimbabwe nurses protest; South Africa reopens some classes (Mutsaka/Magome, 7/6). The BMJ: Covid-19: No large hidden outbreak in Africa but health worker shortage worsens (Dyer, 7/3). ASIA AP: Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge (Brownbill/McGuirk,…