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Borgen Magazine: Exploring the Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act (Kamis, 10/26). Borgen Magazine: Boost: Tackling the HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa (Dan, 10/23). Devex: Exclusive: Inside the battle over a U.N. report on water privatization (Root, 10/26). Devex: Q&A: U.N. Women deputy director on the cost of not prioritizing…

COVID-19 Pandemic Hindering Already Slow Progress On Women’s Rights, U.N. Report Says; Women’s, Girls’ Mental Health Suffers Amid Pandemic In Lower-Income Countries

Devex: The pandemic takes its toll on women and girls’ mental health “Experts are sounding the alarm about the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of women and girls in lower-income countries. … [W]omen and girls in low- and middle-income countries are facing a cluster of social and…

Blog Posts, Issue Briefs, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impacts On Adolescent Girls, Young Women; Africa’s Economy; Humanitarian, Resilience Investing

Center for Global Development: Coping with COVID-19: The Pakistan Experience Ijaz Nabi, non-resident fellow with CGD (10/15). Friends of the Global Fight: The Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Needed Responses (10/15). Johns Hopkins University’s “Hub”: Study identifies dire economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa Laura…

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AP: U.N. aid chief: Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis (Lederer, 10/15). Devex: Which bilateral donors are supporting mental health? (Smith/Cordale, 10/14). Devex: $100M genomic sequencing initiative launches in Africa (Chakamba, 10/15). STAT: Thank this Ebola-fighting African doctor for monoclonal antibody treatments (Jenson, 10/15). U.N. News: Invest in…

Devex Examines Whether World Bank COVID-19 Funding Reaching Marginalized Populations; IMF Says Africa Needs $1.2T For Recovery; Pandemic Impacting Mental Health In Malawi

BBC News: Africa ‘needs $1.2tn’ to recover coronavirus losses “The economic damage as well as the health costs caused by coronavirus has left Africa needing $1.2tn (£920bn) over the next three years, the International Monetary Fund has said. IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said the world ‘must do more to support…

Healthy Brains Global Initiative Seeks To Raise $10B For Mental Health Research; Pandemic Increasing Demand For Mental Health Services, UNFPA Says

Financial Times: Global initiative seeks to raise $10bn for mental health research “Leading global health and development bodies are launching a $10bn research fund to fight brain disease and mental illness — a huge and growing problem that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The Healthy Brains Global Initiative…

Blog Posts Discuss Importance Of Investing In Mental Health On World Day

BMJ Opinion: Tuberculosis patients need better mental health support, especially in the time of covid-19 Debshree Lokhande, architect and XXDR-TB survivor and fellow at Survivors Against TB, and Diptendu Bhattacharya, educationist and MDR-TB survivor and fellow at Survivors Against TB (10/9). PLOS Medicine’s “Speaking of Medicine”: Mental health for all:…

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