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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 386 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an analysis on the impact of school closures on the risk of unwanted pregnancy and HIV among adolescent girls and…

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Devex: Audit finds E.U. aid to Kenya lacked impact (Chadwick, 9/16). Devex: A humanitarian emergency is bound to occur. What could a pandemic-era response look like? (Lieberman, 9/16). Devex: Shinzo Abe’s development legacy for Japan is here to stay (Ravelo/Cornish, 9/16). Devex: When are sewers the best option for improved…

Opinion Pieces Address Vector Control Strategies Amid Changing Climate, Cholera Eradication Efforts, Global WASH, Food Systems

The Conversation: More dengue fever and less malaria — mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology at Pennsylvania State University (9/9). Devex: Opinion: Satellite imagery — global data for global goals Nikhil Seth, assistant secretary-general and executive director…

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Houston Chronicle: WHO unveils Florence, the world’s first digital health worker to combat smoking and COVID-19 myths (Stewart, 7/27). Devex: South Sudan pilot program links humanitarians with local faith groups (Jerving, 7/28). Devex: Has water as a human right moved from a resolution to reality? (Root, 7/28). The Guardian: ‘We…

USAID Provides 88K Insecticide-Treated Nets To Prevent Malaria In Laos

USAID: U.S. Provides 88,000 Additional Mosquito Nets To Prevent Malaria In Laos “Continuing the United States’ longstanding support of the Lao health sector, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Dr. Peter M. Haymond presented 88,000 specially-treated mosquito nets funded by the United States to Vice Minister of Health Dr. Phouthone Muangpak at…

New Study Examines Why Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes Prefer Human Blood

New York Times: Why Some Mosquitoes Prefer Humans “…Out of thousands of [mosquito] species, only a few like to bite humans — and even within the same species, mosquitoes from different places can have different preferences. Why do some find us irresistible, while others remain unimpressed? To answer that question,…

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AP: First COVID-19, now mosquitoes: Bracing for bug-borne ills (Marcelo, 7/20). Cancer Health: Cancer and HIV Groups Urge Trump Not to Remove U.S. From the WHO (Straube, 7/20). Devex: U.N. forum offers ‘sobering’ vision of SDGs progress and new virtual reality (Lieberman, 7/21). Scientific American: Genes May Influence COVID-19 Risk,…

CDC Updates Information For Maintaining Malaria Services Amid COVID-19

CDC: Maintaining Essential Services for Malaria in Low-Resource Countries The CDC recently updated resources that provide “key considerations for continuing essential malaria prevention and control activities safely and effectively” in low-resource settings amid the COVID-19 pandemic (7/15).

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AP: Chinese executives get ‘pre-test’ injections in vaccine race (McNeil et al., 7/16). Devex: New report outlines ways businesses and governments can ‘flip that green switch’ (Cheney, 7/16). HealthDay News: Lockdown Led to Less Sex, Lower Use of HIV-Preventing Drugs: Survey (Preidt, 7/14). IPS: IPS Webinar: Gender Equality Crucial in…