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BBC News: Israel: ‘Gay conversion’ therapy ban bill passed by MPs (7/23). Devex: Exclusive: SDG Center for Africa hit by mismanagement allegations (Edwards, 7/24). The Hill: New study finds hydroxychloroquine ineffective at treating COVID-19 (Hellmann, 7/23). The Lancet: Ukrainian health authorities adopt hepatitis C project (Devi, 7/25). Science: Polio vaccinators…

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Devex: Q&A: Winnie Byanyima on internal reforms at UNAIDS (Ravelo, 7/22). Science: Polio vaccination campaigns restart after modelers warn about risk of ‘explosive’ outbreaks (Roberts, 7/21). Wall Street Journal: Data-Driven Website Aims to Help Global Agencies Make Decisions on Coronavirus Pandemic (Castellanos, 7/21).

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DW: Polio eradication in Africa points to challenges ahead (Abbany, 7/20). Devex: Sexual abuse in aid sector still ‘widespread’ (Worley, 7/17). The Guardian: Women’s health organization accused of ‘institutional racism and bullying’ (Ford, 7/20). Homeland Preparedness News: IDSA, infectious disease groups, oppose Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from WHO (Kovaleski,…

CDC’s MMWR Provides Update On Immunodeficiency-Associated Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses Worldwide

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Update on Immunodeficiency-Associated Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses — Worldwide, July 2018-December 2019 Grace Macklin, polio eradication, research, and policy consultant for the WHO, and colleagues discuss immunodeficiency-associated vaccine-derived polioviruses (iVDPVs) among persons with primary immunodeficiencies (PID) and note, “Surveillance for iVDPV infections among patients with PID…

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…

Blogs, Releases Address U.S. Aid Transparency, Call To Accelerate Antibiotic Development, Other Global Health Issues

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: The next transparency challenge for U.S. aid agencies: Moving from publication to engagement George Ingram, senior fellow for Global Economy and Development at Brookings, and Sally Paxton, U.S. representative for Publish What You Fund (7/7). Health Affairs: Increases In Women’s Political Representation Associated With Reductions In…

Blogs, Releases Address COVID-19’s Impact On Health Systems, Other Disease Efforts

Center for Global Development: The Indirect Health Effects of COVID-19: Long-term Costs for Health Systems Lydia Regan, research assistant, and Y-Ling Chi, senior policy analyst, both with CGD (7/6). IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Succeed, Global Pandemic Response Must Bolster Nurse Leadership and Challenge Widespread Gender Inequities Vince Blaser, former senior…

CDC’s MMWR Discusses Progress Toward Global Polio Eradication

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, January 2018-March 2020 Anna N. Chard, epidemic intelligence service officer with the Global Immunization Division at CDC’s Center for Global Health, and colleagues, discuss progress toward global polio eradication, including vaccination, surveillance, and reported cases and isolations, writing,…

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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…