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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…

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

BMJ Opinion: Andy Cowper: The public health of politics and the politics of public health Andy Cowper, freelance journalist and editor of Health Policy Insight (5/29). Brookings: Fiscal policy for COVID-19 and beyond Rabah Arezki, chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank, and…

Blogs, Statements Address Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Richard Smith: learning from a four-star general on leading in a time of pandemic Richard Smith, former BMJ editor (5/20). Center for Global Development: Why is DFC Investing in Domestic COVID-19 Programs? Clemence Landers, policy fellow, and Prashant Yadav, senior fellow, both with CGD (5/20). Chicago Council on…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

Apolitical: Women show their worth in the Covid-19 crisis. They deserve more than applause Roopa Dhatt, co-founder and executive director of Women in Global Health (5/12). BMJ Opinion: Covid-19: Pandemic exposes inequalities in global food systems Jacqui Wise, freelance medical journalist (5/12). Brookings: The coronavirus is a siren for the…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Hackers Target WHO by Posing as Think Tank, Broadcaster (Gallagher, 5/7). The BMJ: Covid-19: Health needs of sex workers are being sidelined, warn agencies (Howard, 5/7). CNN: These are the ’10 plain truths’ about the coronavirus pandemic, according to former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden (Kim/Watts, 5/6). Devex: Q&A:…