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Virus Lockdowns Increase Tension, Violence In Some Countries; New Zealand Begins Easing Restrictions; Chile Moves Ahead With ‘Immunity Card’ Plans Despite WHO Warnings

AFRICA Global Press Journal: As Coronavirus Bears Down, Zimbabwe’s HIV Crisis Worsens (Masiyiwa, 4/26). The Guardian: ‘It’s just beginning here’: Africa turns to testing as pandemic grips the continent (Burke, 4/26). VOA: COVID-19 Frightens Malaria Patients in Cameroon (Kindzeka, 4/25). VOA: As Militaries Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine, Experts Warn of Escalating…

Financial Times Special Report Examines Global Efforts, Challenges To Combating Malaria

Financial Times: FT Health: Combating Malaria In this special report, the Financial Times examines “[h]ow the fight against coronavirus could set back malaria progress by 20 years; lockdown and drug ‘hijack’ fears in India; a childhood malaria sufferer turned medical scientist on why Africa needs treatments that fit,” and more…

Malaria No More, WHO Release Statements Recognizing World Malaria Day

Malaria No More: World Malaria Day: In the Face of COVID-19, Urgent Opportunity to Save Lives from Malaria and Protect Health Capacity (4/23). World Health Organization: WHO urges countries to move quickly to save lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa (4/23). World Health Organization: The potential impact of health service…

South Africa Deploys Thousands Of Health Workers To Get Ahead Of COVID-19; Singapore’s Migrant Workers Vulnerable To Virus; Italy Sees 1st Drop In Active Cases

AFRICA The Guardian: Zimbabwe faces malaria outbreak as it locks down to counter coronavirus (Chingono, 4/21). Washington Post: South Africa is hunting down coronavirus with thousands of health workers (Mogotsi/Bearak, 4/21). ASIA Devex: COVID-19 halts Northern Triangle migration, but deportations continue (Welsh, 4/21). New Humanitarian: Bracing for the coronavirus in…

Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, Trump Freeze On WHO Funding Have Implications For Global Efforts To Prevent, Treat Other Diseases, Including HIV, Polio

AP: Coronavirus could erode global fight against other diseases “…As the world focuses on the [novel coronavirus] pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, and cholera that kill millions every year. Also at risk are decadeslong efforts that allowed the World…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Study finds evidence of COVID-19 in air, on hospital surfaces (Beusekom, 4/13). Devex: How is COVID-19 affecting malaria programs? (Ravelo, 4/15). Devex: Australian NGOs start campaigning for international COVID-19 support (Cornish, 4/15). Devex: A virtual pledging conference? Venezuela could be first (Welsh, 4/15). The Guardian: Food rations to…

NIH Begins Clinical Trial To Evaluate Malaria Drug As Potential Therapy For COVID-19

NIH: NIH clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a potential therapy for COVID-19, begins “A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun, with the first participants now enrolled in Tennessee. The Outcomes Related to COVID-19 treated…

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