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Borgen Magazine: Four Companies in Developing Countries Contributing to the SDGs (Cade, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: The need for more early stage investment in RMNCAH solutions (12/18). Devex: Q&A: The value of the private sector in health system strengthening (12/18). Devex: If COVID-19 changes finance, will that help development funding? (Saldinger,…

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AP: Russia and China veto cross-border aid to Syria’s northwest (Lederer, 7/7). AP: WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives eliminate measles, rubella (Mallawarachi, 7/8). HealthDay News: Zika May Have Damaged More Infants’ Brains Than Expected (Gordon, 7/7). IPS: Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices (Paul, 7/7).…

Africa Passes 500K Confirmed Coronavirus Cases; Americas Near 6M Cases, Half In Latin America, Caribbean; African Immigrants Hit Hard In France; Israel’s Public Health Leader Resigns Amid Resurgence

AFRICA AP: Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases now above a half-million (Anna, 7/8). AP: Zimbabwe’s health minister fired over COVID-19 graft scandal (Mutsaka, 7/7). BBC News: Coronavirus: Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021 (7/7). New Humanitarian: In Burkina Faso, violence and COVID-19 push children out of school and into harm’s…

Pandemic Accelerates Across Africa; Oxygen Supplies Run Low In S. Africa; Bolivian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Idlib, Syria Records First Case; U.S. Faces Patchwork Policies, No Federal Goals

AFRICA AP: Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa (Magome, 7/10). Devex: African Union aims to scale up COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials (Jerving, 7/10). The Guardian: South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continent (Burke, 7/9). The Guardian: Zimbabwe health minister facing coronavirus corruption…

African Nations Work To Track COVID-19 Cases; Pakistan To Restart Polio Vaccination Campaign Amid Pandemic; Deaths Climb In Yemen; COVID Outbreak On U.S. Military Base Strains Relation With Japan

AFRICA New Humanitarian: Kenya’s teen pregnancy crisis: More than COVID-19 is to blame (Wadekar, 7/13). NPR: South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges (Peralta, 7/13). Reuters: Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19 (Paravicini et al., 7/13). Xinhua: Uganda says COVID-19 erodes gains in achieving…

U.N. Aid Agencies Warn Of Food Insecurity ‘Hotspots’

U.N. News: Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent famine in hunger hotspots “People in four food insecurity ‘hotspots’ inside Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen need help urgently to avoid sliding into famine, U.N. humanitarians said on Friday. … In a joint alert with the Food…

Media Outlets Report On WHA Discussions, Including Health Emergency Early Warning Systems, Proposal On Palestinian Territories, Global Repository For Biological Samples

Devex: How should the world be warned of global health emergencies? “There is high interest among a number of World Health Organization member states to introduce a differentiated alert level system for health emergencies, after many governments were accused of being slow in responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak. But…

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…

More Than 10K African Health Workers Infected With Coronavirus; Thailand To Test Vaccine; COVID-19 Cases Rise Among Young People In Spain; Cases Surge In Colombia, Brazil; U.S. Cases Pass 4M

AFRICA AP: South Africa’s excess deaths surge as virus like ‘wildfire’ (Anna et al., 7/23). Bloomberg: More Than 10,000 African Health Workers Have Covid-19, WHO Says (Alake, 7/23). PRI: Mass arrests in Zimbabwe over coronavirus regulation violations (Martirosyan, 7/21). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Armed with social media, Zimbabwean youth fight coronavirus…

South Africa Sees Coronavirus Surge; North Korea Reports 1st Suspected COVID-19 Case; Some European Nations Reinstate Restrictions; CDC Calls For U.S. Schools To Reopen

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Malaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against COVID-19 (Adow, 7/26). AP: South Africa warns COVID-19 corruption puts ‘lives at risk’ (Magome, 7/26). AP: Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya’s COVID-19 curfew (Adula, 7/25). The Guardian: ‘I can’t give in’: The Togolese nun caring for…

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