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U.N. Agencies Highlight Roles Of Women, Youth, Workers, Refugees In COVID-19 Pandemic

U.N. News: COVID-19: New women-led U.N. initiative aims to save lives and protect livelihoods “Against the backdrop of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy U.N. chief briefed journalists on Monday about a new women-led initiative that mobilizes support to save lives and protect livelihoods…” (4/27).…

South Africa Deploys Thousands Of Health Workers To Get Ahead Of COVID-19; Singapore’s Migrant Workers Vulnerable To Virus; Italy Sees 1st Drop In Active Cases

AFRICA The Guardian: Zimbabwe faces malaria outbreak as it locks down to counter coronavirus (Chingono, 4/21). Washington Post: South Africa is hunting down coronavirus with thousands of health workers (Mogotsi/Bearak, 4/21). ASIA Devex: COVID-19 halts Northern Triangle migration, but deportations continue (Welsh, 4/21). New Humanitarian: Bracing for the coronavirus in…

More Opinions In Global Health

The Conversation: Africa can and must do more to support nurses and midwives Pauline Bakibinga, associate research scientist with the African Population and Health Research Center (4/14). Devex: Opinion: 4 lessons from polio eradication to reduce maternal mortality Adaeze Oreh, family physician at the Department of Hospital Services in the…

African Nations To Provide 1M Novel Coronavirus Tests; Latin American Health Workers Face Hostility; Red Cross Warns Of Upheaval Across Middle East

AFRICA AP: Africa to roll out more than 1 million coronavirus tests (Anna, 4/16). Science: South Africa flattens its coronavirus curve — and considers how to ease restrictions (Nordling, 4/15). U.N. News: Africa mobilizing to minimize losses as COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide advance (4/15). Washington Post: ‘Killing in the name…

Global Health Community Publishes Blog Posts, Press Releases On COVID-19 Pandemic

African Arguments: How Covid-19 Lockdowns Affect Healthcare of Non-Covid Cases Adejoke Adeboyejo, freelance writer based in Lagos, Nigeria (4/14). ASTMH: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) COVID-19 Collection (April 2020). BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 is an opportunity for gender equality within the workplace and at home Clare Wenham, assistant…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response

Bloomberg: We’re Too Quick to Call a Coronavirus Peak Mark Gongloff, editor with Bloomberg Opinion (4/8). Bloomberg: China’s Participation in the WHO Comes at a Price Eli Lake, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (4/9). CNN: Virology in the time of coronavirus: What a difference a month makes — and the most important…

Multilateral Groups, Private Sector, NGOs, Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response

Brookings: Africa needs debt relief to fight COVID-19 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, nonresident distinguished fellow for global economy and development at the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, and colleagues (4/9). Clinton Health Access Initiative: How can we support health workers? Invest in them. Katie Ruffing, Community Health Systems associate; Attila Yaman, Health…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: Prenatal Care in Developing Countries (Sprimont, 4/8). CP/Globe and Mail: UNICEF warns coronavirus has sparked a rise in online child sexual predators (Blanchfield, 4/8). Devex: In Haiti, peanut farmers boost income — and children’s nutrition (Welsh, 4/6). Devex: Study highlights Rohingya eye care demand (Chadwick, 4/8). Financial Times:…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Angles Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Global Development: Strengthening the Basics: Approaches to COVID-19 Care in Low-Resource Settings Sharif Ismail, faculty of medicine at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, and colleagues from the Center for Global Development and King’s College London (4/8). Guttmacher Institute: Nine Things Congress Must Do to…