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Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Financing Equitable Response; Impact On Girls, Women; Sustaining Progress In Cancer Care Amid Pandemic

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Financing a comprehensive and equitable COVID-19 response Mahmoud Mohieldin, special envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations, and Michael Kelleher, director of external affairs at 2Blades Foundation (9/18). Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Corona-free? How disinformation could be clouding the…

CARE Report Discusses Impacts Of COVID-19 On Women, Girls

CARE: New Report: ‘She Told Us So’ 10,000 People in 38 Countries Surveyed Around COVID Impacts Emily Janoch, director of knowledge management and learning at CARE, and colleagues discuss a new report on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls. The report discusses challenges women face due to COVID-19…

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).…

Media Outlets Examine COVID-19’s Impact On Abortion Access, Policies Globally

Washington Post: How the pandemic has affected abortion rules around the world “…Across the globe, the pandemic has made it harder for women and girls to access reproductive services, as clinics close and barriers to medical care rise. The United Nations warned that millions of unintended pregnancies could result, with…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Uganda reports blood shortages amid coronavirus pandemic (Muhumuza/Onen, 10/5). Bloomberg: J&J CEO Gorsky Says Covid Shows Need for Global Health Security (Griffin, 10/2). BMJ: Covid-19: 120 million rapid tests pledged to low and middle income countries (Mahase, 10/2). Financial Times: With 1m dead, are we any better at treating…

U.N. Agencies Release COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker To Analyze How Pandemic Responses Address Women’s Issues

NPR: New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries’ COVID-19 Responses Are Helping Women “…[Silke Staab, a research specialist with U.N. Women,] and her colleagues at U.N. Women, together with the U.N. Development Programme, compiled the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, released on Monday. The database analyzes more than 2,500 responses…

USAID-Supported Program Aims To Facilitate Women’s Inclusion In Afghanistan’s Health Sector

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: In Afghanistan, Women Step Up to Fill Need for Frontline Health Workers Mare Elston, technical services manager at USAID Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE), discusses the WIE program, which aims to “bolster women’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s mainstream economy” by encouraging women to “fill high-priority needs in…

MSF Experts Discuss Efforts To Improve Global Access To Safe Abortion Care

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Overcoming inaction and increasing access to safe abortion care: MSF experience In recognition of International Women’s Day, Claire Fotheringham, obstetrician/gynecologist and medical adviser at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); Manisha Kumar, coordinator of MSF’s task force supporting the implementation of safe abortion care; and Catrin Schulte-Hillen,…

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