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Global Health Community Addresses Various Aspects Of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic Response, Impacts

Guttmacher Institute: Estimates of the Potential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Taylor Riley, senior research associate with the Guttmacher Institute, and colleagues (4/16). Guttmacher Institute: Crisis on the Horizon: Devastating Losses for Global Reproductive Health Are Possible Due to COVID-19…

U.N. Agencies Highlight Roles Of Women, Youth, Workers, Refugees In COVID-19 Pandemic

U.N. News: COVID-19: New women-led U.N. initiative aims to save lives and protect livelihoods “Against the backdrop of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy U.N. chief briefed journalists on Monday about a new women-led initiative that mobilizes support to save lives and protect livelihoods…” (4/27).…

Article, Study Address U.S. Global Reproductive Health Policies, Including Mexico City Policy

Guttmacher Institute: The Unprecedented Expansion of the Global Gag Rule: Trampling Rights, Health and Free Speech Zara Ahmed, associate director for federal issues with the Guttmacher Institute, discusses U.S. policies related to reproductive health globally, including the Trump administration’s reinstated and expanded Mexico City policy, the Helms Amendment, and the…

New Zealand Eliminates COVID-19; Violence Grips Colombia Amid Lockdowns; ISIS Exploits Iraq’s Lockdowns To Step Up Attacks; U.S. Field Hospitals Stand Down

AFRICA Devex: The double burden of coronavirus and Ebola in eastern DRC (Jerving/Tsongo, 5/8). Global Health NOW: Africa’s Decision-Makers Get a Data Boost (Myers, 5/7). Reuters: Africa disease centre rejects Tanzania’s allegation that its coronavirus tests faulty (Paravicini et al., 5/7). ASIA The Lancet: New Zealand eliminates COVID-19 (Cousins, 5/9).…

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Bloomberg: Hackers Target WHO by Posing as Think Tank, Broadcaster (Gallagher, 5/7). The BMJ: Covid-19: Health needs of sex workers are being sidelined, warn agencies (Howard, 5/7). CNN: These are the ’10 plain truths’ about the coronavirus pandemic, according to former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden (Kim/Watts, 5/6). Devex: Q&A:…

Blogs, Podcasts, Statements Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

CSIS: Coronavirus Crisis Update: Reviewing the World Health Organization J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, and colleagues (5/4). CSIS: Online Event: A Conversation with Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS (5/6). Human Rights Watch: Closing Pakistan’s Maternity Wards Puts Women…

Devex Examines Efforts To Prioritize Gender-Based Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Devex: The effort to prioritize gender-based violence in U.N. pandemic response “…At the United Nations, gender has been mainstreamed within the COVID-19 response, [Åsa Regnér, deputy executive director at U.N. Women,] argued. The organization has been able to build on lessons from previous crises — especially the Ebola and Zika…

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BBC: Tropical Storm Amanda: At least 14 dead in El Salvador (6/1). Devex: Q&A: Combating stigma of needle stick injuries among health care workers in Kenya (Politzer, 6/2). Devex: Q&A: New U.N. guidelines target ‘out of whack’ food systems (Welsh, 6/2). The Guardian: Risk of infection could double if 2-meter…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Issues

Brookings: Developing countries can respond to COVID-19 in ways that are swift, at scale, and successful Larry Cooley, nonresident senior fellow, and Johannes F. Linn, nonresident senior fellow, both with Global Economy and Development at Brookings (6/4). Brookings: Ensuring learning continuity for every African child in the time of COVID-19…

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