Blogs, Research, Releases Address Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Role Of Physical Distancing, Monitoring Emergency Funding In Africa, Mental Health Interventions

The BMJ: Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries
Nazrul Islam, research fellow with the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues (7/15).

Global Citizen: COVID-19 Rates Among Indigenous Australians Are Low Thanks to an “Extraordinary” Aboriginal-Led Response
Madeleine Keck, digital campaigner with Global Citizen Australia (7/17).

ONE Blog: Diving into the data: Monitoring COVID-19 emergency funds in Africa
Ebba Henningsson, research assistant for data science at ONE Berlin, and Jorge Rivera, policy manager for development finance at ONE Paris (7/16).

Human Rights Watch: Colombia: Armed Groups’ Brutal Covid-19 Measures (7/15).

Human Rights Watch: Protection Requires Co-operation to Combat Covid-19
Hugh Williamson, director of HRW’s Europe and Central Asia Division (7/16).

PAHO: COVID-19 Recommended Interventions in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) during the Pandemic, June 2020 (7/16).

UNFPA: For pregnant COVID-19 patients in Egypt, a safe place to deliver (7/16).

UNICEF: West and Central Africa: More than 15 million expected cases of acute malnutrition in 2020 (7/17).

WHO: WHO Director-General pays tribute to Spain’s sacrifices and leadership to confront COVID-19 (7/16).

WHO Regional Office for Africa: WHO urges greater COVID-19 health services in Africa’s humanitarian settings (7/16).

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