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Blogs, Releases Address Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Continuity Of TB Care; Women’s, Children’s, Adolescents’ Health; Vaccine Access; Other Issues Related To Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Ensuring continuity of tuberculosis care during the covid-19 crisis Nathaly Aguilera Vasquez, program officer at the McGill International TB Centre at McGill University, and colleagues (6/25). Brookings: Global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic Warwick J. McKibbin, nonresident senior fellow for economic studies and co-director of the Climate…

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,…

High Prices Hinder Access To Improved Treatment For Drug-Resistant TB; Pandemic-Related Disruptions In HIV, TB, Cancer Programs Expected To Increase Deaths

Devex: High price excludes patients from better treatment for drug-resistant TB “…Johnson & Johnson, which markets bedaquiline under the brand name Sirturo [for the treatment of drug-resistant TB], has been accused of employing unfair tactics in an attempt to retain the drug’s patent and tighten its grip on the monopoly.…

Media Outlets Examine Politicization Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Leadership In U.S., Brazil

Democracy Now!: How U.S. and Brazil Leadership That “Neglects Science” Led to Hemisphere’s Worst Coronavirus Crises “As coronavirus infections worldwide approach 10 million, nearly half can be found in the two largest countries in the Americas: the United States and Brazil, which now has the worst infection rate in the…

Blogs, Releases Discuss Climate Change, WASH, Reparations For Cholera Victims In Haiti, Other Global Health Issues

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Exemplars in Global Health: Q&A with Dr. Niranjan Bose Niranjan Bose, managing director of Health & Life Sciences Strategy at Gates Ventures LLC (6/24). Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Climate change merits a fiscal response like COVID-19’s Vinod Thomas, visiting professor for the Asian…

U.N. SG Launches COVID-19 Roadmap To Help Nations Control Transmission, Recover

U.N. News: U.N. tallies action so far to fight COVID-19, and roadmap out of the pandemic “Amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. has mobilized to save lives, control transmission of the virus, and ease the economic fallout, Secretary-General António Guterres told journalists on Thursday, speaking at…

Pandemic Threatens Africa’s Health Care Workforce; Multi-Dimensional Crisis Impacts Afghanistan; Europe Looks To Recover; COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In Latin America; White House Task Force To Hold First Briefing In 2 Months

AFRICA AP: Kenya: 3 people killed in clash with police over face masks (Odula, 6/26). Axios: Coronavirus accelerates in Africa as economic damage deepens (Lawler, 6/25). BBC: Coronavirus: How Africa’s supply chains are evolving (Russon, 6/25). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Africa’s unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19 (Bhalla/Wuilbercq, 6/25).…

Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Begins In S. Africa As Continent Seeks Equitable Access To Any Vaccine; Racial Bias In European Lockdown Policing, Report Says; More Than 226K Dead Of COVID-19 In PAHO Region; Yemen Needs More Aid Funding; Virus Hit Nursing Homes Hard In Canada

AFRICA Reuters: South Africa rolls out continent’s first trials for COVID-19 vaccine (Heiberg, 6/24). VOA News: Africa Seeks Equitable Access to Any COVID-19 Vaccine (Marks, 6/24). ASIA ABC (Australia): Coronavirus fears leave pregnant PNG women at risk despite nation’s low infection rate (Whiting, 6/24). AP: New Delhi plans mass screening effort…