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FAO DG Discusses Priority Areas For Strengthening Agrifood Systems Amid COVID-19 During G20 Agriculture, Water Ministers Meeting

FAO: FAO to continue to support G20 to address the pandemic and strengthen agri-food systems “The FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu [Saturday] participated in the G20’s Agriculture and Water Ministers meeting, hosted virtually by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and presented several priority areas in which FAO can support G20 countries…

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…

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Al Jazeera: ‘We lost everything’: Thousands homeless as Sudan battles floods (Najjar/Alamin, 9/9). Borgen Magazine: WaterAid’s Foreign Aid Expands During COVID-19 (Licht, 9/9). Devex: Biases in health care affect workers everywhere (Halais, 9/10). The Guardian: ‘Superbugs’ a far greater risk than Covid in Pacific, scientist warns (Chanel/Doherty, 9/9). The Guardian:…

Blog Post Discusses USAID’s New Center For Water Security

Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: USAID’s New Center for Water Security Signals Progress, But More is Needed Stephanie Cappa, deputy director of policy and government affairs, and Sarah Davidson, director for water policy, both with the World Wildlife Fund, discuss USAID’s new Center for Water…

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Borgen Magazine: Aid Efforts to Support Healthcare in Venezuela (Wallace, 7/22). Devex: Does WASH need a global leader? (Root, 7/23). Devex: DFAT data insights: Funding COVID-19 (Cornish, 7/22). Devex: How mapping skills can drive progress on the SDGs (Cheney, 7/22). The Economist: The hunt for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 will…

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Axios: The misinformation virus (Boodhoo et al., 7/8). Axios: How the world could monitor for potential pandemic viruses (O’Reilly, 7/9). Devex: 5 ways the WASH sector can prepare for the next crisis (Root, 7/9). Financial Times: Hepatitis C drugs help combat Covid-19 in trials (Mancini/Bozorgmehr, 7/9). The Guardian: M├ędecins Sans…

Opinion Pieces Discuss WASH Partnership In India, Use Of Immunity Samples To Predict Emerging Diseases, Potential Impact Of U.S. Withdrawal From WHO

Devex: Come hell or piped water Anirudha Nagar, human rights lawyer and communities co-director for Accountability Counsel (7/2). Financial Times: Immunity sampling can alert the world to emerging diseases Anjana Ahuja, science commentator at the Financial Times (7/6). Washington Post: Everyone will be affected by the U.S.’s withdrawal from the…

Blogs, Releases Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: We cannot afford to lose more time in the fight against covid-19 in the U.S. Ingrid T. Katz, associate faculty director at the Harvard Global Health Institute and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and Andrew R. Iliff, senior writer at the Harvard Global Health Institute (7/3). BMJ…

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AP: Zimbabwe copes with diarrhea outbreak which has killed 9 (Mutsaka, 6/26). Borgen Magazine: Poor Sanitation in Kenya Leads to Water-Borne Diseases (Shusterman, 6/24). Devex: What data tells us about the state of human rights (Cornish, 6/25). Devex: Q&A: New CARE secretary-general on women and local leadership (Root, 6/25). The…

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