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Beyond COVID-19: Ripple Effects of a Pandemic - We are all asking many pressing questions about COVID-19 – how long it will last, how many people will be affected, how to protect ourselves and our communities – but questions about COVID-19 go well beyond the pandemic itself. We have seen in recent weeks that COVID-19 will have a ripple effect on global healthcare systems, the global economy, institutions ... Read More
New Report on How to Achieve Healthy Societies - What is a healthy society? And how can we achieve healthy societies? While people in many countries are living longer, they are not necessarily living healthier lives.  Changes in societies have contributed to improved health but have also caused many challenges and risks to people’s health and well-being. The effect of the ongoing crisis on our health systems and other ... Read More
Nigerian Private Sector Supporting Government Efforts to Fight COVID-19 - Nigerian private sector leaders announced the creation of the Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID) earlier this week. The initiative is spearheaded by Access Bank Group and Dangote Industries Ltd, with support from Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, MTN, ITB and others. CACOVID will work to fight COVID-19 by raising public awareness, supporting healthcare professionals, institutions and governments, and by mobilizing private ... Read More
PSC Member Spotlight: World TB Day - Even in the midst of the escalating COVID-19 crisis, it’s hard to ignore the toll that TB takes each year. Every day, TB infects over 30,000 and is responsible for over 4,000 deaths, making it the world’s deadliest infectious disease. This past Tuesday, people from across the globe came together to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day 2020 to raise awareness about ... Read More
BD and USAID Making STRIDES Against Drug-Resistant TB in High Burden Countries - Lack of access to reliable drug-susceptibility testing (DST) is a critical public health challenge posed by drug resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB). Drug-susceptibility testing means testing to find out if a person has drug resistant TB.  On average, it is estimated that 50% of those in need of second-line drug-susceptibility testing in high burden countries do not receive it. To ... Read More
Rwanda Launches Anti-Malaria Pesticide Spray Using Drones - Rwanda has launched a major fight against malaria that will use drones to totally destroy mosquito lava before they get a chance to nest into adult insects. This will replace the man- power and logistics that have been involved in spraying 12 of the targeted 15 districts especially in the eastern and southern provinces where malaria prevalence remains highest in ... Read More