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WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral…

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Al Jazeera: Traditional Rohingya midwives helping pregnant refugees (Jamjoom, 9/6). The BMJ: Death certificates should record antimicrobial resistance as cause of deaths, says CMO (O’Dowd, 9/6). The Economist: How a shampoo bottle is saving young lives (9/6). Forbes: HPV Vaccine May Reduce Risk Of Transmitting Devastating Throat Disease To Children…

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…

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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CNBC: Coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals report ‘long struggle,’ some relapse, WHO says (Feuer, 5/11). Devex: Travel restrictions, funding gaps a bigger problem than PPE, humanitarian leaders say (Igoe, 5/12). Financial Times: FTfm: Responsible Investing (Multiple authors, 5/11). Fox News: Top scientist who battled COVID-19 says ‘we will never ……

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AP: LGBT refugees find a haven in Kenya despite persecution (Odula, 6/20). AP: Last batch of joint aid lands in Yemen amid U.N. funding cuts (Debre/Hyde, 6/19). Devex: COVID-19 puts a spotlight on the Medicines Patent Pool (Worley, 6/22). Devex: Q&A: U.N. envoy on building back a better food system…

Multiple Stressors Affect Women’s Mental Health In Nairobi, Kenya, Expert Says

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Multiple Stressors Shape Mothers’ Mental Health in Nairobi, Kenya As part of the Maternal Health Initiative’s CODE BLUE series, Sangeetha Madhavan, professor of African American studies and sociology and associate director of the Maryland Population Research Center at the…

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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,…

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Borgen Magazine: Combatting Malnutrition in Cambodia (Cullen, 4/25). Devex: Q&A: Philanthropy can take ‘unique risks’ to combat COVID-19, Rajiv Shah says (Lieberman, 4/27). Devex: Should aid workers travel during the pandemic? (Root, 4/27). New York Times: As Coronavirus Strikes Prisons, Hundreds of Thousands Are Released (Londoño et al., 4/26). New…

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Borgen Magazine: Mothers2mothers: Aiding the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa (Kochi, 10/31). Borgen Magazine: Rotary International’s Response to COVID-19 (Tomasello, 10/31). Devex: Lessons from IFRC on integrating mental health into humanitarian response (Smith, 11/2). Devex: U.K. ministers ‘just cannot understand’ merits of aid spending, says Rory Stewart (Worley, 10/30). Devex:…

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