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Wuhan Tests 6.5M People For COVID-19 In Days; Chile’s Hospitals Struggle Amid Pandemic; Middle East Fears Resurgence During Eid; Navajo Nation Youth Work To Protect Elders, Cultural Knowledge

AFRICA AP: Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers (Magdy, 5/23). The Guardian: How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to AIDS (du Plessis, 5/27). U.N. News: Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19: a U.N. Resident Coordinator blog (5/25). U.N. News: First…

Opinion Pieces Address Vector Control Strategies Amid Changing Climate, Cholera Eradication Efforts, Global WASH, Food Systems

The Conversation: More dengue fever and less malaria — mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology at Pennsylvania State University (9/9). Devex: Opinion: Satellite imagery — global data for global goals Nikhil Seth, assistant secretary-general and executive director…

Blog Posts, Releases, Other Resources Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccine Distribution; Rapid Test Provision In LMICs; Implications For WASH, Child Labor, Cardiovascular Disease

American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene: What COVID-19 Reveals about the Neglect of WASH within Infection Prevention in Low-Resource Healthcare Facilities (McGriff/Denny, 9/28). Global Citizen: COVID-19 Has Led to a Dramatic Rise in Child Labor Worldwide Joe McCarthy, staff writer at Global Citizen (9/28). WHO: Global partnership to make…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: ‘It was so abrupt’: COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 10/14). AP: Iran virus death toll hits record high, 3rd time in a week (Vahdat et al., 10/14). CNBC: Bill Gates slams U.S. on Covid: Most governments listen to their scientists, not attack them (Belvedere, 10/14). CNBC: WHO…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Borgen Magazine: Exploring the Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act (Kamis, 10/26). Borgen Magazine: Boost: Tackling the HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa (Dan, 10/23). Devex: Exclusive: Inside the battle over a U.N. report on water privatization (Root, 10/26). Devex: Q&A: U.N. Women deputy director on the cost of not prioritizing…

UNICEF, WHO Release State Of The World’s Sanitation Report

WHO: State of the World’s Sanitation “…[T]he world is alarmingly off-track in delivering sanitation for all by 2030, according to the State of the World’s Sanitation report, released on this year’s World Toilet Day by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite progress over the past two decades, toilets…

U.K. Withheld Information About Aid Cuts From NGOs, Contractors; Cuts Will Impact Millions, Campaign To Defend Aid And Development Estimates

Devex: U.K. withheld information about aid program cuts from NGOs and contractors “The U.K. government withheld information on development program cuts from NGOs and contractors despite promises to work ‘openly and pragmatically’ with suppliers during the pandemic, according to the public aid watchdog. Delays in deciding which development programs should…

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