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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…

More News In Global Health

Devex: UNICEF USA launches fund to support PPE procurement (Saldinger, 5/20). Devex: Using Google’s data to monitor social distancing (Jerving, 5/20). Devex: The hospitals where doctors can’t wash their hands (Root, 5/18). The Guardian: Afghan hospital attack: ‘I thought my baby had died and I would be next’ (Glinski, 5/19).…

Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Development Efforts In Africa; Trump Administration’s Actions On Women’s Health, Relationship With China; Violence In Afghanistan; Access To TB Treatment

Devex: Opinion: A bipartisan legacy of Africa trade worth remembering Tom Sheehy, principal of Quinella Global (5/18). The Hill: Trump assault on women’s choice continues despite pandemic Bridget Kelly, director of research at the Population Institute (5/16). New York Times: Trump Is Playing the China Card. Who Believes Him? Susan…

African Nations Lack Sufficient Coronavirus Diagnostic Kits; India, Bangladesh Prepare For Cyclone Amid Social Distancing; Hospitals Overwhelmed In Brazil, Impacting Health Workers; Pandemic Could Worsen Mental Health Crisis In U.S.

AFRICA New Humanitarian: African countries struggle to find the coronavirus test kits they need (Zhu, 5/18). Reuters: Sudan extends lockdown in Khartoum state by two weeks: SUNA (Abdelaziz/Hassan, 5/18). Reuters: Zimbabweans go hungry as coronavirus compounds climate woes (Dzirutwe, 5/18). Reuters: Africa backs WHO, needs help with debt relief, supplies:…

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Devex: Want to help doctors and nurses? Invest in health systems (Donback, 5/18). Devex: Q&A: Don’t forget to promote peace during pandemic, warns g7+ representative (Welsh, 5/19). Devex: The return of ‘global public goods’ (Worley, 5/19). Mail & Guardian: Midwives are the backbone of maternal health systems (5/18). U.N. News:…

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The Guardian: Girls at risk of child marriage as half of local authorities fail to keep records (Summers, 5/18). Science: Long-acting injectable drug prevents HIV infections (Cohen, 5/18). The Telegraph: Health workers under attack: 200 incidents globally linked to pandemic (Rigby/Smith, 5/15). U.S. News & World Report: WHO Releases Brief…

USAID Acting Administrator Issues Statement Recognizing International Day Of Families

USAID: Statement on International Day of Families from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa In a statement recognizing the International Day of Families, USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa discusses USAID’s investments in children, adolescents, and families through its development efforts, noting, “USAID’s development programs help build stable, resilient, and prosperous families…

Fear Of COVID-19 Spread Grows As West African Mosques Reopen; New Disease Clusters Emerge In Reopening Asia; Brazil Health Minister Quits; Obama Criticizes Trump Administration’s Pandemic Response

AFRICA AP: As mosques reopen in West Africa, COVID-19 fears grow (Larson et al., 5/18). AP: Gangs deliver food in poor Cape Town area amid lockdown (Imray, 5/18). The Economist: Why covid-19 seems to spread more slowly in Africa (5/16). New York Times: Covid-19 Outbreak in Nigeria Is Just One…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Brookings: In developing countries, communities and primary care providers — not hospitals — hold the key to successful pandemic response Nachiket Mor, visiting scientist with the Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (5/14). Center for Global Development: The IMF’s Growth Forecasts for Poor Countries Don’t Match Its COVID Narrative…