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Blog Post, Releases Address Potential Long-Acting HIV Prevention Option For Women In Sub-Saharan Africa; Lead Poisoning In Children Globally; Intersection Of Climate Change, Environmental, Reproductive Health

UNAIDS: UNAIDS is hopeful that a new long-acting HIV prevention option will soon become available for women in sub-Saharan Africa (7/28). UNICEF: A third of the world’s children poisoned by lead, new groundbreaking analysis says (7/29). Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: At the Intersection of…

COVID-19, Locust Swarms Worsen Food Security In East Africa; Vietnam Sees Uptick In Cases; Europe Braces For Virus Resurgence; Democracy Threatened In Latin America Amid Pandemic; U.S. Death Toll Passes 150K

AFRICA Reuters: Gambia VP tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating (Saine, 7/29). Xinhua: Roundup: COVID-19, desert locust exacerbate food insecurity in E. Africa: U.N. (7/29). ASIA AP: Asia Today: Masks mandatory as cases rise in Australia state (7/19). AP: U.N. urges SE Asia to build back better from COVID-19 crisis…

More Than Half Of Mumbai Slum Occupants Have Had COVID-19, Study Shows; Europe Works To Avoid Rise In Cases; World Bank Latin America Chief Discusses Recovery; Hajj Begins Under Restrictions; Isolation Possibly More Harmful Than Coronavirus To Canadian Nursing Home Residents

AFRICA Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus and Ebola Together Test a Beleaguered Congo (Bariyo, 7/29). Washington Post: With drastically smaller hajj, Somalia’s livestock industry goes from ‘boom to doom’ (Faruk/Bearak, 7/28). Xinhua: Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases pass 15,000 mark (7/29). ASIA Financial Times: Over half of Mumbai slum dwellers have had Covid-19,…

U.S. House Democrats Ask GAO To Probe U.S. Government Role In Developing Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir

Bloomberg Law: Democrats Seek GAO Probe of Gilead’s Covid Treatment Remdesivir “U.S. House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney and Sen. Debbie Stabenow ask the Government Accountability Office to investigate the discovery and development of Gilead’s remdesivir…” (Chipman, 7/28). STAT: Lawmakers urge congressional watchdog to probe U.S. government’s role in discovering…

U.K., U.S. Agree To Deals With Pharma Companies To Purchase Any Successful Coronavirus Vaccines; Pfizer Negotiating With E.U. On Vaccine Contract; Media Outlets Report On Other COVID-19 R&D News

Financial Times: U.K. strikes deal for 60m Covid-19 vaccine doses with Sanofi and GSK “The U.K. has agreed to buy up to 60m doses of a vaccine being developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline if the companies are able to prove its efficacy against Covid-19 in clinical trials to start in…

COVID-19 Pandemic Not Seasonal But ‘One Big Wave,’ WHO Says, Urging More Measures To Mitigate Spread As Some Reopened Countries Witness Rise In Cases

Reuters: WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is ‘one big wave,’ not seasonal “A World Health Organization official on Tuesday described the COVID-19 pandemic as ‘one big wave’ and warned against complacency in the northern hemisphere summer since the infection does not share influenza’s tendency to follow seasons…” (Farge, 7/28). U.N. News:…

Opinions, Editorial Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Global Health Security, Global Politics, Climate Policy

Devex: How to reach children with disabilities during school closures Guy le Fanu, global technical lead for education at Sightsavers (7/28). Newsweek: Global Health Security Needs New Thinking David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former U.K. Foreign Secretary, and Jonas Gahr Store, leader of the Norwegian Labour…