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Devex: Watch: Peter Sands’ ‘nightmare’ coronavirus scenario (Kumar, 6/1). Devex: Q&A: What early data says about gendered impacts of COVID-19 (Rogers, 6/1). Devex: Preparing for a disaster in the middle of a pandemic (Root, 6/1). Devex: Steps for creating water solutions that will last (Root, 6/1). The Hill: COVID-19 shows…

Outspoken Playwright, AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies At 84

New York Times: Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 “Larry Kramer, the noted writer whose raucous, antagonistic campaign for an all-out response to the AIDS crisis helped shift national health policy in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Wednesday morning in Manhattan. He was 84. ……

Wuhan Tests 6.5M People For COVID-19 In Days; Chile’s Hospitals Struggle Amid Pandemic; Middle East Fears Resurgence During Eid; Navajo Nation Youth Work To Protect Elders, Cultural Knowledge

AFRICA AP: Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers (Magdy, 5/23). The Guardian: How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to AIDS (du Plessis, 5/27). U.N. News: Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19: a U.N. Resident Coordinator blog (5/25). U.N. News: First…

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CIDRAP News: Review finds test antibiotics unreliable for diagnosing TB (Dall, 5/20). Devex: Locust swarms prompt fresh FAO appeal, $500M from World Bank (Welsh, 5/22). The Economist: Latin America ponders how to fight ‘obstetric violence’ (5/21). The Economist: Thoughts that the young are not much affected by SARS-CoV-2 look wrong…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Global Efforts On MCH, Reproductive, Women’s Health, SDGs

BMJ: Ethical road map through the covid-19 pandemic Zoe Fritz, Wellcome fellow in society and ethics, and colleagues (5/21). CNN: Is China the new leader on the world health stage? Michael Bociurkiw, global affairs analyst and host of the Global Impact podcast (5/20). The Conversation: The World Health Organization must…

U.N. Pulls Some Foreign Staff From Idlib Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases; Russian Doctors Face Hostility, Mistrust; South Africa Experts Predict Up To 50K COVID Deaths; Pakistan Cases Continue To Rise Post-Lockdown

AFRICA AP: Nearly 2 dozen escape from virus quarantine in Zimbabwe (Mutsaka, 5/20). New Humanitarian: COVID-19 and hyperinflation leave hunger and few options in Zimbabwe (Dongozi, 5/20). Reuters: South Africa scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible (Toyana, 5/21). Reuters: Egypt to offer coronavirus testing in all general hospitals…

Australia Diverting Foreign Aid To Support Pacific Countries Impacted By COVID-19, Cyclone; WHO Says Russian Cases Stabilizing; Brazil’s Indigenous Tribes Threatened; U.N. Appeals For Cross-Border Aid In Syria

AFRICA The Guardian: ‘We can’t turn them away’: the family kitchen fighting lockdown hunger in Zimbabwe (Chingono, 5/20). The Guardian: Tanzania’s president shrugs off Covid-19 risk after sending fruit for ‘tests’ (Beaumont, 5/19). U.N. News: Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges U.N. chief (5/20). U.N. News: ‘Alarming’…

U.N. SG Issues Message Recognizing International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia

U.N. News: Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: U.N. officials “U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, observed on Sunday. The commemoration comes…

WHO Cautions Against Traditional Medicines To Treat COVID-19 In Africa; Ireland Pledges €18M To Support Gavi’s Pandemic Efforts; COVID-19 Could Lead To Social Unrest, Famine In Haiti

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Coronavirus heightens anxiety among LGBTQ Nigerians with HIV (Dayo, 5/4). CIDRAP News: As exponential COVID-19 spread hits parts of Africa, WHO issues advisory on traditional medicines (Schnirring, 5/5). DW: COVID-19: WHO cautions against the use of traditional herbs in Africa (Mugabi, 5/5). Quartz Africa: The challenge with…

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