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Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Lessons For Improving Pandemic Preparedness, Role Of Security Forces In Response Efforts, Investments In Mental Health

Council on Foreign Relations: Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19 Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development and director of the Global Health Program at CFR, and Stewart M. Patrick, James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Contact Tracing, Mental Health Of Frontline Workers, Vaccine Development, Inequities In Access To Medical Oxygen

Al Jazeera: Contact tracing is essential to break COVID-19 transmission Ibrahima Soce Fall, assistant director general for emergency response at the WHO (10/7). Devex: Opinion: Psychological first aid for front-line workers in quarantine Andy Solomon-Osborne, head of mental health and psychosocial support for Action Against Hunger’s Ethiopia team (10/6). Nature:…

Pandemic Disrupts Mental Health Services, WHO Says; Hundreds Of Thousands With Mental Health Conditions Being Chained In 60 Countries, HRW Report Shows

The Guardian: Hundreds of thousands with mental health conditions being chained, says charity “Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions in 60 countries are still being chained, according to a comprehensive and damning new study. Human Rights Watch says that men, women, and children — some as young…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Issues Related To COVID-19, Including Vaccine Preparations; Impact On Maternal, Reproductive Care; Disruption In Mental Health Services

Medium: Vaccine experts speak out on COVID-19 vaccines and how to prepare Laura Subramanian, senior specialist in monitoring and evaluation at Ariadne Labs, and colleagues (10/1). ONE Campaign: Raising awareness on COVID-19’s impact on students and teachers Laura Guthrie, ONE youth ambassador for Belgium (10/5). ONE Campaign: How COVID-19 is…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Devex: Short of mental health professionals, Nigeria tries a new approach (Adepoju, 9/29). Devex: Partnering in a pandemic: Advancing global access to health during COVID-19 (Shue, 9/29). The Guardian: How Covid sowed the seeds of food security in Johannesburg (Rajaonary, 9/30). The Hill: Trump downplays CDC guidance on masks (Weixel,…

Blog Posts Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccines, Easing Of Restrictions, Maternal Mortality, Impact On Women, Children

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: 10 reasons why pandemic fatigue could threaten global health in 2021 (9/23). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Science, not politics, must lead to COVID vaccine approvals Uché Blackstock, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, and Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC (9/24). The Lancet: Lessons learnt from…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Gathering Global Health-Related Quantitative, Qualitative Data; Developing Next UNAIDS Strategy; Accelerating UHC, Mental Health, Emergency Response, Nutrition Efforts; Ensuring Sustainability In Health Care

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Humanizing quantitative data: A Q&A with Chloé Roubert and Micki Semler Chloé Roubert, design anthropology lead, and Micki Semler, design research lead, both at Sonder Design Collective (9/16). UNAIDS: Shaping the next UNAIDS global AIDS strategy (9/18). UNICEF: WHO and UNICEF recommit to…

Pandemic Gaining Momentum In Africa, Asia; NYT Examines Europe’s COVID-19 Response; Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Virus To Indigenous Populations; Syrian Government Takes Action As Cases Rise; White House Seeks To Block Funding For CDC, Testing, Tracing

AFRICA AP: Home learning, reopening schools especially hard in Africa (Muhumuza et al., 7/20). BBC: Why some Kenyans still deny coronavirus exists (7/20). Bloomberg: Nairobi Hospital Builds Virus Facility for U.N. Africa Workers (Malingha, 7/19). Bloomberg: South Africa Data May Underreport Virus Deaths, Experts Say (Bax et al., 7/18). Financial…

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…

Blogs, Releases, Video Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Responses In Africa, Gender-Based Violence, Vaccine Development

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 will end but doctors will keep dying: supporting physicians’ mental health after the pandemic Trisha Pasricha, gastroenterology fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and filmmaker (7/8). Brookings: Learning from the best: Evaluating Africa’s COVID-19 responses Youssef Travaly, vice president of the AIMS-NEI Global Network — Next Einstein…

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