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UNAIDS Taking Comprehensive Approach To Developing New Strategy; POZ Highlights Studies On HIV In Children, Criminalization Of Gay Sex In Africa Presented At AIDS 2020

Devex: Future HIV/AIDS response: ‘Some things we will need to do differently’ “Approaches to tackling persistent barriers preventing women and girls, and other key populations from exercising their rights and accessing critical services will need to change. UNAIDS is engaging a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society organizations and…

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DW: Polio eradication in Africa points to challenges ahead (Abbany, 7/20). Devex: Sexual abuse in aid sector still ‘widespread’ (Worley, 7/17). The Guardian: Women’s health organization accused of ‘institutional racism and bullying’ (Ford, 7/20). Homeland Preparedness News: IDSA, infectious disease groups, oppose Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from WHO (Kovaleski,…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccine Development, Improving Population Health, Protecting Refugee Children

Foreign Policy: The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Transform How Vaccines Are Made Saad B. Omer, director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (7/16). The Lancet: No more normal Editorial Board (7/18). The Lancet: Offline: COVID-19 and the dangers of Sinophobia Richard Horton, editor in chief of The Lancet (7/18). The…

Blogs, Research, Releases Address Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Role Of Physical Distancing, Monitoring Emergency Funding In Africa, Mental Health Interventions

The BMJ: Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries Nazrul Islam, research fellow with the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues (7/15). Global Citizen: COVID-19 Rates Among Indigenous Australians…

Vaccinations Against Preventable Childhood Illness Declining During COVID-19, WHO, UNICEF Warn

VOA News: Vaccinations Against Preventable Childhood Diseases in ‘Alarming Decline,’ U.N. Says “There has been an alarming decline in the number of children getting vaccinated for such preventable diseases as diphtheria, tetanus, and measles, the United Nations warned Wednesday. The U.N.’s World Health Organization and UNICEF blame the decline on…

Nigerian Researchers Race To Develop COVID-19 Diagnostics, Therapeutics; India Sets Record For Daily Case Count; Bolsonaro Tests Positive Again, Continues To Tout Unproven Drug; U.S. Virgin Islands Hit Hard

AFRICA AFP: In Nigeria, African researchers blaze a trail in virus fight (Bouillon, 7/16). Financial Times: Teamwork helps Zimbabwe pupils shut out of class by Covid-19 (Bell, 7/15). Health24: 73 countries are running out of HIV medication due to pandemic. Is SA on that list? (7/15). NPR: A COVID-19 Success…

Studies Provide Additional Evidence About Risks Of Mother-To-Child SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Fox News: Coronavirus infection unlikely in placenta, fetus: study “The human placenta and fetus are unlikely to be infected with COVID-19 due to minimal expression of SARS-CoV-2-related proteins and receptors in the placenta, a new study says. … Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Wayne State University, among…

Blogs, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Issues, Including Impacts On Food Security, Other Disease Initiatives, Vaccination Programs

Brookings: Middle East food security amid the COVID-19 pandemic Omer Karasapan, partner with Strategies for Stability (7/14). Friends of the Global Fight: Webinar: The Impacts of COVID-19 on AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria Programs in Africa (7/14). IMFBlog: Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World Nicoletta Batini, scholar…

USAID Releases Annual Report On Preventing Maternal, Child Deaths

USAID: Acting on the Call: Preventing Child & Maternal Deaths “Acting on the Call — the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s response to the 2012 global Call to Action — lays out a bold agenda to save the lives of women and children. Since 2014, this flagship report has…