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State Department Releases PEPFAR FAQ, Humanitarian Assistance Fact Sheet Amid COVID-19

U.S. Department of State: FAQs on PEPFAR’s HIV Response in the Context of COVID-19 This FAQ provides information on PEPFAR’s HIV response amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This post also links to technical guidance for PEPFAR’s country and regional teams (3/27). U.S. Department of State: The United States Is Leading the…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

The Lancet: COVID-19: learning from experience Editorial Board “…[M]any countries are still not following WHO’s clear recommendations on containment (widespread testing, quarantine of cases, contact tracing, and social distancing) and have instead implemented haphazard measures … Alongside the deep distress felt as many countries experience a peak in cases or…

Lancet Article Addresses USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Resignation

The Lancet: Leadership changes at USAID “Mark Green, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is a rarity in Washington, D.C. — an appointee of President Donald Trump’s administration who is respected by both Republicans and Democrats. He also has earned high marks from global health advocates. But…

Friends Of The Global Fight President Chris Collins Testifies Before House Appropriations Subcommittee To Support FY21 Budget For Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fight: Chris Collins Testifies in Support of the Global Fund for FY 2021 “On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends) President Chris Collins testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. You…

8 Nations’ Ambassadors Appeal To U.N. SG To Urge Lifting Of Sanctions; U.S. Continues ‘Maximum Pressure’ On Venezuela, Iran

AP: 8 countries under unilateral sanctions ask U.N. chief for help “Eight countries under unilateral sanctions, mainly from the United States and European Union, urged U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday to request the immediate and complete lifting of those measures to enable the nations to respond to the coronavirus…

KFF Resources Examine Global COVID-19 Cases, U.S. Global Health Assets In LMICs Amid Outbreak, Other Aspects Of Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of March 27, 2020 (3/27). KFF: Preparing for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Leveraging U.S. Global Health Assets (Kates/Moss/Oum, 3/20). KFF: The U.S. Military and the Domestic Coronavirus Response: Key Questions (Michaud/Moss, 3/20). KFF: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Glossary (3/18). Additional KFF COVID-19…

CDC’s MMWR Releases Reports On TB Preventive Treatment Scale-Up In PEPFAR-Supported Countries, Hepatitis E. Outbreak In Namibia, Public Health Responses To COVID-19 On Cruise Ships

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment Scale-Up Among Antiretroviral Therapy Patients — 16 Countries Supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, 2017-2019 (3/27). CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Notes from the Field: Nationwide Hepatitis E Outbreak Concentrated in Informal Settlements — Namibia, 2017-2020…