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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…

USAID Announces New Partnership To Expand Access To Sanitation Globally

USAID: Remarks for Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick at the Global Handwashing Day Virtual Event During a Global Handwashing Day virtual event, USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick discussed USAID efforts to expand access to water, sanitation, and hygiene, including a new partnership between USAID and LIXIL to expand access to sanitation…

Devex Examines Global WASH Financing Gap, Speaks With Sanitation And Water For All Chair

Devex: Kevin Rudd’s guide to making the case for WASH financing ” ‘It’s not just good economics, it’s good politics.’ That’s former Australian Prime Minister and High-Level Chair of Sanitation and Water for All Kevin Rudd’s message to finance ministers ahead of the group’s upcoming meetings for water, sanitation, and…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Humanitarian Crisis Amid Pandemic In Ethiopia; New Guidance On Reducing Stigma, Discrimination In COVID-19 Response; Role Of WASH Partnership In Burundi

BMJ Opinion: Hanad Ahmed: Covid-19 has shown us we need to ingrain values of equality into medical education Hanad Ahmed, faculty of medicine at the University of Southampton (10/7). International Rescue Committee: Twelve fold increase in Ethiopia COVID-19 cases, severe weather and locusts creating massive need in Ethiopia, warns IRC…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Impact On AIDS, TB, Malaria Efforts; Importance Of WASH; Global Vaccine Access; Other Global Health Topics

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: How COVID-19 is affecting the global response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (9/30). Global Citizen: The U.K. Is Set to Become the Largest State Donor to the WHO to Help Fight COVID-19 Helen Lock, content writer at Global Citizen (9/30).…

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…

Bipartisan Group Of 12 U.S. Lawmakers Launches International Water And Sanitation Caucus

Devex: Bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. unite to advocate for WASH “Politicians from both sides of the U.S. political spectrum have come together to advocate for global access to water, sanitation, and hygiene. The International Water and Sanitation Caucus, which launched this week, was founded by a bipartisan group of…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Audit finds E.U. aid to Kenya lacked impact (Chadwick, 9/16). Devex: A humanitarian emergency is bound to occur. What could a pandemic-era response look like? (Lieberman, 9/16). Devex: Shinzo Abe’s development legacy for Japan is here to stay (Ravelo/Cornish, 9/16). Devex: When are sewers the best option for improved…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Need To Protect Gains, Sustain Momentum On Other Diseases; Potential Benefits Of Joining COVAX; Importance Of International Research Collaboration

Devex: Opinion: COVID-19 is a turning point for infectious diseases Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (9/16). Foreign Affairs: America Needs to Lock Down Again Michael T. Osterholm, Regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at…

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