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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:…

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…

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 Post Examines Emerging Field Of Global Mental Health

BMJ Blogs: Alexandra Caulfield: Mental health in Africa — challenges and progress since 2008 Alexandra Caulfield, a researcher with Polygeia and a student on the Cambridge graduate course in medicine, discusses the emerging field of global mental health, “and its application to Africa in particular…” (10/22).

August 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on Bhutan’s use of gross national happiness as a measure of development (August 2015).

Shackling Of Mental Health Patients Still Occurs In Indonesia Despite Ban, Report Says

The Guardian: ‘Living in hell’: mentally ill people in Indonesia chained and confined “Almost 40 years after Indonesia banned the practice of shackling people with mental health conditions, nearly 19,000 are still living in chains, or are locked up in institutions where they are vulnerable to abuse, according to a…

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