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AP: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions (Winfield, 10/21). Devex: Delivering on the promise of UHC for mothers in the COVID-19 era and beyond (10/22). Devex: Experts call for ‘deeper data’ on women’s realities at U.N. World Data Forum (Cornish, 10/22). Devex: When the price of water…

Air Pollution Killed Nearly 500K Infants In 2019, State Of Global Air Study Shows

DW: Air pollution killed nearly half a million newborns in 2019, report finds “Some 476,000 infants across the world died from the adverse effects of exposure to air pollution in 2019, a new global study has found. The State of Global Air study released Wednesday said nearly two-thirds of those…

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Al Jazeera: Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe (10/20). AP: Another chunk of England faces tight virus restrictions (Lawless, 10/21). AP: Belgium limits care home visits as COVID-19 cases increase (Petrequin, 10/21). Borgen Magazine: Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates: Finland vs DRC (Davis, 10/20). NPR: Ebola…

Pakistan’s Polio Immunization Campaign Reaches More Than 39M Children

UNICEF: Pakistan’s nationwide polio vaccination campaign reaches 39 million children Sajida Mansoor, communications officer at UNICEF, discusses Pakistan’s nationwide polio vaccination campaign, in which more than 260,000 trained frontline health workers went door-to-door to vaccinate more than 39 million children under-five (10/19).

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AP: Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America (Deluca et al., 10/20). AP: South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise (Magome/Meldrum, 10/19). AP: Belgium fears virus ‘tsunami’ as COVID-19 cases keep soaring (Petrequin, 10/19). Borgen Magazine: The Philippines’ Birth Practices Facilitate Maternal and Infant Mortality…

Lancet Global Health Piece Examines Emergence Of Gender Inequalities In Health, Well-Being Across Childhood, Adolescence In Asia-Pacific Region

The Lancet Global Health: Gender inequalities in health and wellbeing across the first two decades of life: an analysis of 40 low-income and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region Elissa Kennedy, co-program director for Maternal and Child Health and co-head of Global Adolescent Health at Burnet Institute, and colleagues discuss…

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AP: Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000 (Vahdat/Gambrell, 10/17). CIDRAP News: Global study shows deadly convergence of chronic disease, COVID-19 (Van Beusekom, 10/16). Devex: Q&A: Supporting health workers through the pandemic (Castell, 10/16). Devex: Q&A: Clinton Foundation on how to ‘sustain the work’ during the pandemic (Lieberman, 10/19).…

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