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COVID-19 Causing Global Disruptions In Routine HIV Testing Services, Data Show

UNAIDS: COVID-19 impacting HIV testing in most countries “Monthly data routinely reported to UNAIDS on disruptions to HIV testing and treatment services have found significant decreases in HIV testing services in nearly all countries with available data. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNAIDS, the World Health Organization, and…

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Al Jazeera: Q&A: ‘We can eradicate polio from the world’ (Aziz, 10/12). AP: Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus (10/13). AP: E.U. nations set to adopt common travel rules amid pandemic (Petrequin, 10/12). AP: Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases (Vahdat/DeBre, 10/12).…

More New HIV Infections Among Men Than Women In 2019, UNAIDS Data Show

UNAIDS: New HIV infections: men outnumber women “Men living with HIV are less likely to access HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy, and they also experience higher levels of new HIV infections. … There were fewer new HIV infections in 2019 worldwide among women and girls (48% of total infections) than…

Africa CDC Launches Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative To Strengthen Public Health Surveillance, Laboratory Networks Across Continent

Africa Centers for Disease Control: US$100 million Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative to boost disease surveillance and emergency response capacity in Africa “[On Monday], a group of public, private, and non-profit organizations, led by the African Union Commission through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), launched the…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Gender Mortality Gap, Lessons From New Zealand’s Response, Vaccine Access, Disruptions To Essential Health Services

Devex: Opinion: The COVID-19 gender mortality gap — is civil registration the answer? Carla AbouZahr, CRVS country adviser at Vital Strategies, and Joan Sara Thomas, interim deputy country director for the Vital Strategies’ Asia-Pacific regional office (10/9). Foreign Policy: Trump, COVID-19, and the Future of International Order Helen V. Milner,…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Humanitarian Crisis Amid Pandemic In Ethiopia; New Guidance On Reducing Stigma, Discrimination In COVID-19 Response; Role Of WASH Partnership In Burundi

BMJ Opinion: Hanad Ahmed: Covid-19 has shown us we need to ingrain values of equality into medical education Hanad Ahmed, faculty of medicine at the University of Southampton (10/7). International Rescue Committee: Twelve fold increase in Ethiopia COVID-19 cases, severe weather and locusts creating massive need in Ethiopia, warns IRC…

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AP: Uganda reports blood shortages amid coronavirus pandemic (Muhumuza/Onen, 10/5). Bloomberg: J&J CEO Gorsky Says Covid Shows Need for Global Health Security (Griffin, 10/2). BMJ: Covid-19: 120 million rapid tests pledged to low and middle income countries (Mahase, 10/2). Financial Times: With 1m dead, are we any better at treating…

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