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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Global Health Topics, Including Climate Action; Global Development; Maternal Health, Nutrition; Anti-Racism

BMJ: Climate action: the best gift for global health Renee N. Salas, emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, affiliated faculty at Harvard Global Health Institute, and Yerby fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

UNICEF Releases Technical Note On Children In Poor Households, Warns Child Poverty To Remain Constant, Appeals For $2.5B In Emergency Funding

UNICEF: Children in monetary poor households and COVID-19: Technical Note (December 2020). UNICEF: Child poverty will remain above pre-COVID levels for at least five years in high-income countries — UNICEF (12/11). UNICEF: UNICEF appeals for a record US$2.5 billion to respond to children’s humanitarian needs and the COVID-19 pandemic in…

Wealthy Nations’ Support For Children Insufficient Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, UNICEF Report Says

U.N. News: Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: U.N. report “The U.N. Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty report issued on Friday. The report shows that of the $14.9 trillion…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: South Africa sees sharp rise in virus, part of African wave (Magome, 12/10). Borgen Magazine: Dr. Joseph Hogan on Pooled Testing for HIV/AIDS (Hogan, 12/9). Devex: What should change after COVID-19, according to the stars of Netflix’s ‘Pandemic’ series (Ravelo, 12/10). Devex: U.K. Parliament’s International Development Committee saved (Worley,…

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AP: Siberians fight the pandemic by giving weary doctors a lift (Alexeyeva, 12/8). AP: Merkel backs tougher virus curbs as German deaths hit record (Moulson et al., 12/9). Borgen Magazine: COVID-19 Showing the Importance of Agricultural Market Resiliency (Friborg, 12/6). Devex: The man behind Africa’s COVID-19 response (Jerving, 12/9). Devex:…

UNFPA Launches Appeal For $818M To Provide Women, Girls With Services Amid COVID-19, Says Yemen Has Greatest Needs

U.N. News: 54 million women and youth face staggering humanitarian challenges “As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact women and girls hit by multiple humanitarian crises, the U.N. sexual and reproductive health agency appealed on Monday for $818 million to provide 54 million women and youth with essential and life-saving services throughout…

School Closures In Response To COVID-19 Unnecessary, Harmful, UNICEF Says

U.N. News: Shutting school systems, wrong response to COVID-19, UNICEF says “Countries fighting the coronavirus should not impose nationwide or large-scale school closures, which is the wrong response and compounds the societal cost of the disease, with 320 million children locked out of school at the start of December, the…

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AP: Hundreds ill, 1 dead due to unidentified disease in India (12/7). Financial Times: What HIV taught Matshidiso Moeti about Covid-19 (Gross, 12/5). Health Policy Watch: Economic Benefits Of ACT Accelerator Outweigh Costs, Says Eurasia Group (Santos, 12/4). New York Times: Why Melinda Gates Spends Time ‘Letting My Heart Break’…

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AP: In southern Madagascar, ‘nothing to feed our children’ (Bezain, 12/4). BMJ: African malaria deaths set to dwarf covid-19 fatalities as pandemic hits control efforts, WHO warns (Dyer, 12/2). CNBC: Bill Gates says we need a new federal organization and five-fold spending increase to fight climate change (Novet, 12/3). Devex:…

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