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UNAIDS Launches Solidarity Fund To Help Key Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic; Executive Director Recognizes Human Rights Day In Statement

UNAIDS: Fund to help key populations during COVID-19 launched “UNAIDS announces the launch of its Solidarity Fund, which will support social entrepreneurs and micro-business owned by key populations facing special hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. … To be piloted initially in five countries — Brazil, Ghana, India, Madagascar, and Uganda…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Ukraine’s president tests positive for COVID-19 (11/10). AP: As virus spikes, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff (Hinnant et al., 11/10). AP: Hard-hit Belgium sees light at the end of virus tunnel (Petrequin, 11/9). AP: U.N.: Pandemic threatens Latin America’s next generation (Smith, 11/9). Borgen Magazine: A…

Greater Share Of HIV Prevention Funding Must Focus On Key Populations To Reach 2030 Goal Of Ending AIDS Epidemic, Study Says

The Telegraph: Funding for HIV prevention within the world’s most marginalized communities ‘woefully inadequate’ “Funding to help prevent new HIV infections within the world’s most marginalized communities is ‘way off track,’ a landmark study has found. Key populations — which include gay and bisexual men, transgender people, sex workers, and…

Health Worker Shortage Worsens In Africa; Coronavirus Mitigation Strategies Shift In Australia, Japan, Dubai; European Sex Workers Struggle To Survive; Average Age Of COVID-19 Patient Drops 15 Years In U.S.

AFRICA AP: Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak (7/6). AP: Zimbabwe nurses protest; South Africa reopens some classes (Mutsaka/Magome, 7/6). The BMJ: Covid-19: No large hidden outbreak in Africa but health worker shortage worsens (Dyer, 7/3). ASIA AP: Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge (Brownbill/McGuirk,…

Reopenings, Mixed Messages Fuel Steep Increase In U.S. COVID-19 Cases As White House Readies New Messaging; Iran Orders Mask Usage; El Salvador Delays Reopening; South Africa Faces Coronavirus, TB

AFRICA AP: Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19 (Ssuuna, 7/4). CNN: South Africa battles coronavirus and tuberculosis (McKenzie, 7/4). The Guardian (Nigeria): COVID-19: Nigeria may record spike in malaria, TB deaths, Global Fund warns (Onyedika-Ugoeze, 7/4). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Powerless in a pandemic: Solar energy prescribed…

Blog Posts, Videos, Releases Address Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Global Development: Early Health Technology Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine Christopher Matthew Neil Painter, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) fellow with the HITAP International Unit, and colleagues (6/8). Center for Global Development: In the Race to Develop A Vaccine For COVID-19, Is A Pull For R&D Essential Or Optional?…

WHO, Experts Raise Concern Over Mexico, Latin America As COVID-19 Cases Rise; Russia Receives More U.S. Ventilators; Cases Continue To Increase In India, Pakistan

AFRICA Reuters: Uganda health workers say they lack vital equipment to fight COVID-19 (Biryabarema, 6/3). Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Hunger or murder’: Lockdown poverty exposes African sex workers to more violence (Bhalla, 6/3). ASIA AP: Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump (Lederer/Kurtenbach, 6/4). AP: Amid virus, those in…

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