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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 388 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an article highlighting reports from the Global Fund and WHO on COVID-19 and global tuberculosis; an article on the importance…

Blog Posts, Releases Spotlight TB As 51st Union World Conference On Lung Health Begins

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: The 51st Union Conference on Lung Health: Four-month regimen cures TB as well as standard six-month treatment course (Aziz, 10/21). Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign: DR-TB and TB-Prevention Drugs Under the Microscope, 7th Edition (10/19). UNAIDS: 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health opens today as gains…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America (Deluca et al., 10/20). AP: South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise (Magome/Meldrum, 10/19). AP: Belgium fears virus ‘tsunami’ as COVID-19 cases keep soaring (Petrequin, 10/19). Borgen Magazine: The Philippines’ Birth Practices Facilitate Maternal and Infant Mortality…

Africa CDC Launches Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative To Strengthen Public Health Surveillance, Laboratory Networks Across Continent

Africa Centers for Disease Control: US$100 million Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative to boost disease surveillance and emergency response capacity in Africa “[On Monday], a group of public, private, and non-profit organizations, led by the African Union Commission through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), launched the…

Media Outlets Examine COVID-19 Vaccine Diplomacy, Other Vaccine-Related News

AP: Trump official says vaccine expected starting in January (Mendoza/Linderman, 10/9). BBC News: BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19? (Gallagher, 10/11). CNN: China is doubling down in the global push for a coronavirus vaccine (Gan, 10/9). The Guardian: U.S. won’t rely on U.K. for Covid vaccine…

Blog Posts Discuss Importance Of Investing In Mental Health On World Day

BMJ Opinion: Tuberculosis patients need better mental health support, especially in the time of covid-19 Debshree Lokhande, architect and XXDR-TB survivor and fellow at Survivors Against TB, and Diptendu Bhattacharya, educationist and MDR-TB survivor and fellow at Survivors Against TB (10/9). PLOS Medicine’s “Speaking of Medicine”: Mental health for all:…

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