U.N. Agencies, Other Organizations Publish Statements, Blog Posts Addressing COVID-19

BMJ Opinion: Pandemic parlance: public health needs new language for the coronavirus pandemic
Joanne Silberner, features editor at The BMJ and a freelance journalist, and Howard Frumkin, professor emeritus and former dean at the University of Washington School of Public Health and former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (4/27).

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières: A “devil’s choice”: Balancing childhood immunization with preparing for COVID-19
Barbara Saitta, vaccination medical adviser with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (4/27).

ONE: 6 key questions about a COVID-19 vaccine
Anne Paisley, senior editorial manager at ONE (4/27).

U.N.: COVID-19 shocks too big to handle for small island nations, U.N. warns (April 2020).

UNCTAD: Coronavirus: Let’s not forget the world’s poorest countries
Paul Akiwumi, director of UNCTAD’s division for Africa and Least Developed Countries (4/27).

UNFPA: Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancies expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic (4/28).

Science Speaks: With evidence against the origin of COVID-19 being the seafood market in December, a call to share and discuss all data at the 73rd World Health Assembly in May
Daniel Lucey, infectious diseases physician and adjunct professor of infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center, and Kristen Kent, medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine (4/27).

UNAIDS: UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific Pia Wurtzbach steps up to support the response to COVID-19 (4/28).

UNAIDS: “I’ve saved lives on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in China” (4/28).

UNAIDS: UNAIDS and MPact are extremely concerned about reports that LGBTI people are being blamed and abused during the COVID-19 outbreak (4/27).

World Economic Forum: Malaria could make a comeback thanks to COVID-19
Harry Kretchmer, senior writer with Formative Content (4/27).

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