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AP: Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules (El Barakah, 9/27). AP: Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa (Mutsaka, 9/26). AP: India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases (Saaliq, 9/28). Borgen Magazine: The World Food Program’s Initiatives Today and Amid COVID-19 (Bertomo, 9/27). Forbes: COVID-19,…

U.K. To Increase WHO Contribution; Says Consulted With NGOs About DFID-FCO Merger

The Guardian: U.K. to become WHO’s largest state donor with 30% funding increase “Boris Johnson will announce a 30% increase in the U.K.’s funding of the World Health Organization, making the U.K. the single largest national donor after the U.S. leaves. In an announcement at the U.N. General Assembly, he…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Who’s Succeeding Against the Coronavirus and Why (Loh, 9/25). The Guardian: Unicef U.K. chief quits after bullying claims against chairman (Murray, 9/24). The Guardian: El Salvador woman freed after six years in jail following stillbirth (Ford, 9/24). The Lancet: Inappropriate behavior claims at Stop TB prompt review (Burki, 9/26).…

Additional Countries Join COVAX Facility, Including Brazil, Chile, Israel, UAE

Reuters: Brazil to join COVAX vaccine facility, as Chile, Israel, UAE also sign up “Brazil, which has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines through it, President Jair…

Opinion Pieces Address Threats To Progress On Sexual Reproductive Health, Rights; Potential Impact Of U.S. Withdrawal From U.N. Agencies; Importance Of Addressing Diet-Related Conditions Through Policy

Devex: Opinion: Facing threats to gender justice together in Europe and beyond Caroline Hickson, regional director of the IPPF European Network (9/25). Foreign Affairs: The United States Can’t Quit on the U.N. Kristine Lee, associate fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (9/24).…

Blog Posts Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccines, Easing Of Restrictions, Maternal Mortality, Impact On Women, Children

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: 10 reasons why pandemic fatigue could threaten global health in 2021 (9/23). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Science, not politics, must lead to COVID vaccine approvals Uché Blackstock, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, and Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC (9/24). The Lancet: Lessons learnt from…

At U.N., China, Russia, U.S. Spar Over Pandemic Responses; African Nations Call For Fiscal Support; Guterres Urges Nations To Cooperate On COVID-19, Climate Change

AP: At U.N., China, Russia and U.S. clash over pandemic responses “The United States butted heads with China and Russia at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading allegations about who mishandled and politicized the virus in one of the few…

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