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Blog Posts Discuss Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Ethics Of Risk; Prioritizing Education; Vaccine Access, Distribution

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 and the ethics of risk Jonathan Wolff, Alfred Landecker professor of values and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford and governing body fellow at Wolfson College in Oxford, and colleagues (10/22). Global Citizen: The Amazon’s Indigenous Communities Need Urgent Relief…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 388 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an article highlighting reports from the Global Fund and WHO on COVID-19 and global tuberculosis; an article on the importance…

10 Years After Cholera Arrived In Haiti, Victims Await Compensation From U.N.

AP: A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help “Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America (Deluca et al., 10/20). AP: South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise (Magome/Meldrum, 10/19). AP: Belgium fears virus ‘tsunami’ as COVID-19 cases keep soaring (Petrequin, 10/19). Borgen Magazine: The Philippines’ Birth Practices Facilitate Maternal and Infant Mortality…

Ending Extreme Poverty In Latin America, Caribbean Requires Greater Emphasis On Addressing Gender Equality, World Bank Expert Writes

World Bank: We will not end poverty without closing gender gaps Robert Taliercio O’Brien, regional director for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, discusses the need to address gender equality to reduce poverty, writing, “The pandemic has imposed new challenges…

COVID-19 Worsening Malnutrition In Some African Regions; Cases Increase In Europe, Causing Concern; India Set To See Surge As Holiday Season Approaches; Pandemic Stalls Regional Reforms In Latin America;

AFRICA AP: South Africa extends relief grants to help poor amid virus (Magome, 10/15). VOA News: Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Hunger, Malnutrition in Parts of Africa (Amanor, 10/15). ASIA & PACIFIC AP: Asia Today: Sydney lifts quarantine for N. Zealand travelers (10/16). New York Times: What Happens When Covid-19 Meets Toxic…

World Bank Approves $12B In Financing To Help Developing Countries Procure, Distribute Coronavirus Vaccines, Tests, Treatments; Mexico Signs With 3 Companies To Purchase Potential Vaccines

AP: World Bank approves $12B to finance virus vaccines, care “The World Bank has approved $12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments, aiming to support the vaccination of up to 1 billion people. The $12 billion ‘envelope’ is part of a…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

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).…

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