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Public-Private Partnership Aims To Strengthen Malaria Response In Sierra Leone

PMI: Test, Treat, and Track: Strengthening Malaria Response Capabilities in Sierra Leone This post discusses a public-private partnership in Sierra Leone that aims to build capacity for testing, treating, and tracking malaria. The post notes the “public-private partnership in Sierra Leone was a collaboration between USAID’s Human Resources for Health…

Experts Praise Africa’s COVID-19 Response; India, Pakistan Increase Remdesivir Production; New Virus Hospital Opens In Yemen; NIH Communications Employee Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking U.S. Health Officials

AFRICA AP: As rich nations struggle, Africa’s virus response is praised (Anna, 9/22). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Coronavirus rumors and regulations mar Burkina Faso’s malaria fight (Mednick, 9/21). ASIA Financial Times: India and Pakistan ramp up remdesivir production under Gilead deal (Findlay, 9/21). Reuters: Philippines’ Duterte eases overseas travel ban on…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccines; Implications For Malaria, Cholera; U.S. Response

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: 193 Faith Leaders Urge Congress for Global COVID-19 Response (9/21). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Four steps to build trust in COVID-19 vaccines Daniel R. Lucey, infectious diseases physician and adjunct professor of infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center, senior scholar…

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…

More News In Global Health

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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