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Borgen Magazine: Lack of Resources in Yemen Due to COVID-19 and Violence (Padmaraj, 11/8). Borgen Magazine: Destigmatize COVID-19 in Africa: From Nurses to Zindzi Mandela (Webb, 11/7). Borgen Magazine: The Global Oxygen Shortage During COVID-19 (Weir, 11/9). The Guardian: HIV: new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men at lowest level…

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AP: Pandemic heaps new fears and trauma on war-scarred Bosnians (Niksic, 11/6). Borgen Magazine: WHO Global Disability Action Plan: Overcoming Healthcare Barriers (Issula, 11/5). Borgen Magazine: The Crisis in Venezuela (Vandervee, 11/5). Devex: The finance quandary for eye health services (Root, 11/5). Devex: In Tanzania election, COVID-19 denialism an ‘excuse…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Pandemic’s Potential Impact On Cancer Care, Outcomes; Role Of Equitable Vaccine Distribution; Intersection With Food Security, Nutrition In India; COVID’s Double Threat In Africa

BMJ Opinion: Counting the invisible costs of covid-19: the cancer pandemic Timothy P. Hanna, clinician scientist at the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology at the Cancer Research Institute at Queen’s University and assistant professor in the Department of Oncology and Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University, and…

Addressing NCDs, Tobacco Use Integral To COVID-19 Response, Achieving SDGs

Devex: Opinion: Tobacco — a slow-motion pandemic hindering achievement of the SDGs Adriana Blanco Marquizo, head of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. “…Today, the conjunction of two pandemics — the long-simmering tobacco pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic — has created unprecedented challenges for public health…

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AP: Asia Today: India’s virus cases jump on New Delhi resurgence (11/5). AP: In Spain, coronavirus puts the poor at the back of the line (Parra, 11/5). AP: Coronavirus cause of Algeria president’s hospitalization (11/4). AP: Asia Today: South Korea OKs single test for COVID-19 and flu (11/4). Borgen Magazine:…

WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office Releases Publication On Double Burden Of Malnutrition

WHO: The double burden of malnutrition: priority actions on ending childhood obesity “Despite the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, responses in addressing the problem … are inadequate in many countries in WHO South-East Asia Region where undernutrition is common. In these settings, prevention of childhood obesity is…

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AP: Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America (Deluca et al., 10/20). AP: South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise (Magome/Meldrum, 10/19). AP: Belgium fears virus ‘tsunami’ as COVID-19 cases keep soaring (Petrequin, 10/19). Borgen Magazine: The Philippines’ Birth Practices Facilitate Maternal and Infant Mortality…

Opinion Piece Urges More Innovation In Eye Health

Devex: How to encourage and nurture an innovation mindset in eye health Anurag Hans, leads the Base of Pyramid innovation, strategy, and operation team at Essilor International “For those of us working in the development sector, the last months have undoubtedly been challenging, with resources rightly diverted to dealing with…

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AP: Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000 (Vahdat/Gambrell, 10/17). CIDRAP News: Global study shows deadly convergence of chronic disease, COVID-19 (Van Beusekom, 10/16). Devex: Q&A: Supporting health workers through the pandemic (Castell, 10/16). Devex: Q&A: Clinton Foundation on how to ‘sustain the work’ during the pandemic (Lieberman, 10/19).…

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