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Government Denial Of Pandemic Complicates Response In Tanzania; Hong Kong, India Face Increasing Cases As Pakistan Sees Decline; How Europe Holding Off 2nd Wave; Uruguay Avoids Worst Of Pandemic; Trump To Resume White House COVID-19 Briefings

AFRICA Al Jazeera: WHO sounds alarm at spread of coronavirus in Africa (7/20). AP: Watchdog: Virus stalks Egypt’s prisons amid news blackout (7/21). Devex: Muddled messaging around COVID-19 complicates response in Tanzania (Jerving/Saldinger, 7/21). ASIA The Hill: India sees largest daily coronavirus increase with more than 40,000 new cases (Bowden,…

CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Publishes Early Release Articles On South Korea TB Notification, Contact Tracing During COVID-19

CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal”: Early Release — Effect of COVID-19 on Tuberculosis Notification, South Korea Nakwon Kwak, assistant professor and chest physician at Seoul National University Hospital, and colleagues examine the effect of COVID-19 on TB diagnoses in South Korea (July 2020). CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal”: Early Release…

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 383 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes a commentary on the complexities of COVID-19 and the potential lasting impacts, as well as articles examining the fund’s ranking…

Blogs, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Issues, Including Impacts On Food Security, Other Disease Initiatives, Vaccination Programs

Brookings: Middle East food security amid the COVID-19 pandemic Omer Karasapan, partner with Strategies for Stability (7/14). Friends of the Global Fight: Webinar: The Impacts of COVID-19 on AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria Programs in Africa (7/14). IMFBlog: Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World Nicoletta Batini, scholar…

Blogs, Releases Address Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact On Health Workers, TB Services For People With HIV, Global Fund’s Role

Amnesty International: Global: Health workers silenced, exposed and attacked (7/13). Friends of the Global Fight: The Global Fund: At the Leading Edge of the Global Response to COVID-19 (7/13). PATH: Advocating in a ‘new normal’ (7/8). UNAIDS: Advancing TB services for people living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic (7/13).…

Pandemic Could Increase Mortality Due HIV, TB, Malaria, Modeling Study Shows

Reuters: Study predicts surge in HIV, TB and malaria deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic “Deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria could surge in poor and middle-income countries as already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a predictive study published on Monday. Over the next…

Blogs, Releases Address COVID-19’s Impact On School Re-Openings; Maternal, Child Health, Other Disease Efforts; Health Workforce; China’s Air Pollution

American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry (6/25). Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response (7/6). Think Global Health: Mothers, Children, and the Terrible Choice Between COVID-19 and Other Infections Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation,…