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COVID-19 Impacting Africa’s Efforts Against TB, Malaria; India Faces Locust Swarms Amid Pandemic; E.U. Governments Ban Malaria Drug For Coronavirus; 14M At Risk Of Hunger In Latin America; Number Of Cases In Gulf Arab States Passes 200K

AFRICA Devex: Strengthening Africa’s ability to ‘decode’ the coronavirus (Jerving, 5/28). DW: Coronavirus hampers Africa’s fight against malaria, TB (Cascais, 5/27). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Obstacles to COVID-19 control in east Africa (Nakkazi, 6/1). Reuters: Africa hit by sustained community spread of coronavirus: disease centre (Paravicini, 5/28). Reuters: ‘No masks,…

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CIDRAP News: Review finds test antibiotics unreliable for diagnosing TB (Dall, 5/20). Devex: Locust swarms prompt fresh FAO appeal, $500M from World Bank (Welsh, 5/22). The Economist: Latin America ponders how to fight ‘obstetric violence’ (5/21). The Economist: Thoughts that the young are not much affected by SARS-CoV-2 look wrong…

Blogs, Statements Address Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Richard Smith: learning from a four-star general on leading in a time of pandemic Richard Smith, former BMJ editor (5/20). Center for Global Development: Why is DFC Investing in Domestic COVID-19 Programs? Clemence Landers, policy fellow, and Prashant Yadav, senior fellow, both with CGD (5/20). Chicago Council on…

Microbe Found In Mosquitoes Has Potential To Block Malaria Transmission, Study Says

BBC: Malaria ‘completely stopped’ by microbe “Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The team in Kenya and the U.K. say the finding has ‘enormous potential’ to control the disease. … The researchers are now investigating whether they can release infected mosquitoes into…

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 379 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter features articles on the Global Fund’s new COVID-19 response funding mechanism and how to access it, the Global Fund board’s approval…

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Devex: Are local and international aid worker disparities worsening under COVID-19? (Green, 4/28). The Guardian: Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists (Carrington, 4/27). MedPage Today: HIV Treatment as Prevention Worked in Australia (Laub, 4/27). PRI: Discussion: Pandemic exposes health inequities in vulnerable communities…

U.S. Agencies Recognize World Malaria Day; PMI Releases 14th Annual Report To Congress

CDC’s “CDC Around the World”: World Malaria Day 2020 The latest issue of CDC’s “Around the World” newsletter recognizes World Malaria Day, which takes place annually on April 25 (April 2020). President’s Malaria Initiative: 2020 PMI Fourteenth Annual Report “The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI’s) Fourteenth Annual Report to Congress…

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