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U.N. News Reports On COVID-19 Recovery Efforts; Trafficking Of Substandard, Fake Products Related To Pandemic; Reissue Of Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ To Help Children

U.N. News: U.N. chief highlights need for decent jobs to fuel COVID-19 recovery “More than 50 Heads of State and government, alongside global employers’ and trade union leaders, have been taking part in an online discussion on Wednesday looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of…

COVID-19 Spread In Africa Reaching ‘Full Speed’; Cases In Philippines Pass 50K; Millions Of Yemeni Children Face Starvation Amid Pandemic; Canada PM Touts Country’s Response; Birx Urges Some U.S. States To Return To Phase 1

AFRICA AP: COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching ‘full speed’ (Anna, 7/9). CNN: Africa’s battle against Covid-19 will be won or lost here (McKenzie/Swails, 7/6). Pulitzer Center: COVID’s Darkest Effects: How the Pandemic May Fuel Child Trafficking in Ghana (Leadholm, 7/8). ASIA AP: Philippines virus cases soar past 50,000…

Blogs, Releases Address U.S. Aid Transparency, Call To Accelerate Antibiotic Development, Other Global Health Issues

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: The next transparency challenge for U.S. aid agencies: Moving from publication to engagement George Ingram, senior fellow for Global Economy and Development at Brookings, and Sally Paxton, U.S. representative for Publish What You Fund (7/7). Health Affairs: Increases In Women’s Political Representation Associated With Reductions In…

Blogs, Releases Address COVID-19’s Impact On School Re-Openings; Maternal, Child Health, Other Disease Efforts; Health Workforce; China’s Air Pollution

American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry (6/25). Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response (7/6). Think Global Health: Mothers, Children, and the Terrible Choice Between COVID-19 and Other Infections Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation,…

Experts Highlight HIV Treatment Affordability, Accessibility, Report Brazil Man Free Of Virus After Drug Combination, Say Injectable Antiretroviral Better Than Pill For PrEP, Call For Better Prevention, Treatment For Children With HIV At AIDS 2020 Meeting

Devex: Confronting missed targets, HIV/AIDS experts emphasize drug delivery “The conversation at AIDS 2020 is focusing not just on developing new technologies to fight HIV/AIDS — but also ensuring the tools that already exist realize their potential for impact. As the world falls short of 2020 targets for progress on…

Africa Passes 500K Confirmed Coronavirus Cases; Americas Near 6M Cases, Half In Latin America, Caribbean; African Immigrants Hit Hard In France; Israel’s Public Health Leader Resigns Amid Resurgence

AFRICA AP: Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases now above a half-million (Anna, 7/8). AP: Zimbabwe’s health minister fired over COVID-19 graft scandal (Mutsaka, 7/7). BBC News: Coronavirus: Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021 (7/7). New Humanitarian: In Burkina Faso, violence and COVID-19 push children out of school and into harm’s…

Health Worker Shortage Worsens In Africa; Coronavirus Mitigation Strategies Shift In Australia, Japan, Dubai; European Sex Workers Struggle To Survive; Average Age Of COVID-19 Patient Drops 15 Years In U.S.

AFRICA AP: Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak (7/6). AP: Zimbabwe nurses protest; South Africa reopens some classes (Mutsaka/Magome, 7/6). The BMJ: Covid-19: No large hidden outbreak in Africa but health worker shortage worsens (Dyer, 7/3). ASIA AP: Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge (Brownbill/McGuirk,…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Green Investing Tool Launched by Funds With $1 Trillion of Assets (Munsterman, 7/6). Devex: African Union needs more country support to launch the African Medicines Agency (Jerving, 7/7). New York Times: Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves? (Carey, 7/2). NPR: Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What We Know About…