UNGA WEBINAR | Decolonizing Global Health: Perspectives from Nurses and Midwives

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In global health, the priority-setting systems, the funding structures, and power dynamics have perpetuated inequities and left so many people behind for too long. At every level—from intervention prescription to program design to implementation to policy—communities that are affected by health challenges are left out of the conversation.  Join Seed Global Health, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International, and the Nurses Lead | Midwives Lead campaign partners for a virtual conversation on decolonizing global health happening in conjunction with the 75th UN General Assembly. Nurse and midwife leaders will share their perspectives on what it will take to deconstruct the narratives, structures, and policies that perpetuate the social inequality, including racism, colonialism, sexism, and problematic power dynamics inherent in global health.  Tune in to Hear From: Crystal Lander, Executive Director Global Affairs, Pathfinder International Professor Edward Kumakech, Dean, Faculty of … Read More

UNGA WEBINAR | Building the Bridge: Nurses & midwives protect essential health services during COVID-19

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The world’s attention, efforts, and finances are firmly on tackling COVID-19, rightfully so. However, with the focus on the pandemic, essential health services—ranging from safe delivery to family planning to immunization to malaria treatment—are being undermined. Nurses and midwives play a critical role—they provide COVID-19 care and are at the forefront of ensuring communities continue to access much-needed routine services. The COVID-19 experience, combined with the evidence and recommendations from the State of the World’s Nursing Report, makes it crystal clear that we need to invest in nursing and midwifery globally. We need more nurses and midwives, properly educated, with decent pay and conditions, and able to work to their full license. Join Seed Global Health, Nursing Now, Partners in Health, University of Global Health Equity, and the Nurses Lead | Midwives Lead campaign partners for an engaging online conversation during the first-ever virtual UN General … Read More

Analysis of Anthony Fauci Testimony

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Archive.org MSNBC – Andrea Mitchell Reports July 31, 2020 Andrea Mitchell conducts wide-ranging interviews with political newsmakers and world leaders. Read the full article at Archive.org.

‘Starting to tick up’: Cape Cod officials fear coronavirus clusters as summer continues

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WHDH 7 News Jonathan Hall July 30, 2020 SANDWICH, MASS. (WHDH) – Cape Cod and the islands are seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases as a surge of visitors arrive for summer vacations. Officials are searching for ways to slow the spread as summer tourism continues. There have been 1829 confirmed cases on the Cape and the islands – with 156 deaths. The Barnstable County death rate is 72, one of the lowest in the state.“We were in a pretty consistent place with numbers of new cases,” Senator Julian Cyr said. “Once you’re about two and a half, three weeks out from the Fourth of July weekend, we saw an increase in cases.” There is no evidence of community spread on the Cape, however, there are concerns surrounding indoor house parties. “I do not think large gatherings should happen unless … Read More

Baystate Business: Ballots and Earnings (Radio)

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Bloomberg.com Bloomberg Baystate Business July 30, 2020 – Bloomberg News political reporter Ryan Teague Beckwith on the idea of delaying the election which was tweeted out by the President earlier in the day (2:57) – Boston Globe state house reporter Matt Stout on the issues surrounding mail-in ballots in Massachusetts (13:26) – Boston Herald political columnist Joe Battenfeld on the latest from the Kennedy-Markey race, and the increasing tension between Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and city councilor Michelle Wu (25:37) – Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Kodali on Amazon earnings (30:31) – Bloomberg News gaming reporter Chris Palmeri on the sports gambling issue and the latest from MGM (40:23) – Douglas Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, on the eviction moratorium and its impact on landlords across the state (44:00) – Bloomberg Intelligence restaurant analyst Michael Halen on the state of the industry, … Read More

Cape health departments struggle with enforcing local, state COVID-19 regulations

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Cape Cod Times Cynthia McCormick July 29, 2020 Dr. Vanessa Kerry worries about the Cape this summer. “My fear has always been about the summer and the influence of out-of-state tourists wanting some freedom from a long and difficult spring,” said Kerry, director of the Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. Vigilance, she said, is critical for the next two weeks, traditionally the busiest of the summer, with a heat wave driving people to the Cape’s beaches, homes and restaurants for relief. “I think our actions now are absolutely going to impact what happens in the fall,” Kerry said. “If we relax now, and crowds come in and don’t practice social distancing, masking, hand-washing, we will be seeing higher caseloads at the end of August, it will be harder to reopen schools, for businesses … Read More

We need to reopen medical schools

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Daily Monitor July 8, 2020 #COVID19 highlights the need for a competent health workforce empowered with the necessary tools to provide quality care. In his latest op-ed in the New Vision, our Country Director Dr. Bonaventure Ahaisibwe makes the case for safely reopening medical schools in #Uganda to keep training needed #HealthWorkers: https://bit.ly/2O9hxWa Read the full article on Facebook.

No proven treatment: The dilemmas doctors face on the COVID-19 frontline

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Devex Jenny Lei Ravelo and Amruta Byatnal July 8, 2020 MANILA/NEW DELHI — In late June, a 21-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences accompanied by his parents. The hospital is located in Sevagram in the western part of India, and caters to a mostly rural population. “Whatever is available in the world, we can get it,” the worried parents told Dr. SP Kalantri, director professor of medicine at the hospital. This is part of our Duty of Care series This series explores how health systems can better support and protect health care workers. It was the week that the Indian government had issued a clearance for the anti-viral drug favipiravir for restricted emergency use to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients, and Kalantri had already been asked about its efficacy by patients. However, … Read More