Mobilizing a Network of Women to Get COVID-19 Information to Rural Villages

Action for Vulnerable Women and Children (ASFEV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) received funding from Internews’ Rapid Response Fund to provide information about the prevention and spread of COVID-19 to community residents in their local language in the Fizi territory of Sud-Kivu province. To escape from the virus, some families in rural areas of DRC have moved out of their houses to live in the fields, even though that means exposing themselves to other risks such as mosquito-borne illnesses or attacks from local armed groups. It is difficult…

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The Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report #28 – 9 September 2020

Reporting period: 26 August – 8 September 1. Situation Overview Global cases: 27,205,275 confirmed. Global deaths: 890,392 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 8 September, WHO). The Americas carry the highest burden of COVID-19 globally. The WHO South-East Asia Region continued to show the highest increase in new cases in the past week compared to the previous week. In Africa, the rate of new cases has been decreasing in the past one month, but limited testing and spikes in respiratory illnesses raise concerns that COVID-19 could…

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The Global Fund Results Report 2020

Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 38 Million Lives – but COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Progress 14 September 2020 GENEVA − A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a call to action to urgently invest to protect decades of progress against HIV, TB and malaria that are being derailed as a knock-on effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the report released today, the Global Fund partnership has saved 38 million lives since 2002, including 6 million in 2019 alone. This represents a 20…

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New Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office will lead global action to ensure world’s poorest are protected from ravages of coronavirus and famine

Foreign Secretary urges countries to step up alongside the UK to fight back against coronavirus and growing risk of famine in developing countries. The UK will lead a global call to action to protect the world’s poorest people from coronavirus and the increasing threat of famine, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced today (2 September 2020). Foreign Secretary urges countries to step up alongside the UK to fight back against coronavirus and growing risk of famine in developing countries UK announces a new £119 million aid package to combat threat…

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