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Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Lessons From HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Vaccine Pricing, Research

allAfrica: Africa: Using the Demographic Dividend as Anchor to Fight COVID-19 Mabingue Ngom, regional director of the UNFPA-West and Central African Regional Office (7/2). Forbes: Covid-19 Coronavirus Won’t Be Last Or Worst Pandemic, How To Stop Panic-Neglect Cycle Bruce Y. Lee, senior contributor at Forbes (7/4). The Guardian (Nigeria): Nigeria’s…

U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Marks 15th Anniversary

U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative: PMI 15th Anniversary According to this post, “June 30th, 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and the beginning of a year-long celebration of PMI’s leadership in the fight against malaria.” The page provides links to a USAID blog…

Blogs, Releases Address Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Humanitarian Financing; HIV, TB, Malaria Programs; Indirect Health Impacts On Ethiopia; Other Issues

Center for Global Development: Humanitarian Financing Is Failing the COVID-19 Frontlines Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow; Patrick Saez, senior policy fellow; and Rose Worden, research assistant, all at CGD (6/18). Center for Global Development: Estimating the Indirect Health Impacts of COVID-19 in Ethiopia Damian Walker, non-resident fellow at CGD, and…

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Global Prevention, Treatment Progress Against NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases, Experts Warn

CNN Philippines: Health officials worry COVID-19 pandemic could stall progress against neglected tropical diseases “Health officials from various nations met in a World Health Organization webinar on Wednesday to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on fights against neglected tropical disease around the world. Global experts have long warned that the…

More News In Global Health

CBC News: Canada loses its bid for seat on U.N. Security Council (Harris, 6/17). CIDRAP News: High antibiotic prescribing rates found in lower-resource nations (Dall, 6/17). Devex: Can business step up on SDGs post COVID-19? (Saldinger, 6/17). Devex: How engagement with religious groups can help fight COVID-19 (Byatnal, 6/17). Devex:…

Vaccine Made From Mosquito Saliva Protein Safe In Humans, Triggers Antibody Responses, Aims To Be First Universal Vaccine For Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Reuters: How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the next epidemic “…Building on the work of colleagues and other scientists, [Jessica] Manning, a clinical researcher for the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, believed she could use pieces of mosquito saliva protein to build a…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Health Disparities, Pandemic’s Threat To Food Security In Africa

Bloomberg: Hydroxychloroquine Farce Has Tragic Consequences Lionel Laurent, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (6/8). CNBC Africa: As COVID-19 presents Africa with conflicting choices between relief for today and investing for tomorrow, here’s why it needs to consider digitization Eyob Tekalgn Tolina, state minister of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance, and Ruth Goodwin-Groen, managing…

COVID-19 Cases Rising In Eastern Europe, Waning In Western Region; Pakistan Fears Polio Resurgence Amid Pandemic; Latin America New Hotspot; U.N. Calls For ‘Social Cohesion’ As Protests Sweep U.S., Elsewhere

AFRICA Bloomberg Quint: Old Scourges Revived in Africa as the Pandemic Drains Resources (Bax/Sguazzin, 6/2). New Humanitarian: Return pressure builds as COVID-19 hits South Sudan displacement camps (Craze/Pendle, 6/1). Quartz: Africa After Covid-19 (Multiple authors, 6/1). Reuters: South Africa loosens lockdown in economic recovery effort (Cox et al., 6/1). VOA:…