Liberia: Former UL Student Leader Identifies With Former Community
[FrontPageAfrica] Gardnerville -A former secretary general of the University of Liberia's Student Unification Party has identified with several less-fortunate and vulnerable residents of his former community amid the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Country.
[The Conversation Africa] As COVID-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids.
[WHO] Geneva -- Countries seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society's biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the supply of these life-saving medicines.
[spotlight] Six months more of disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially result in a spike of an additional 500 000 AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of next year.
[Vanguard] The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, has commenced the training of executives of the Nigeria Automobile Technician Association (NATA) Lagos State Chapter on HIV prevention amid COVID-19 pandemic
[Premium Times] The COVID-19 pandemic could affect the availability and distribution of antiretroviral drugs used in treating HIV, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Monday.
[New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has struck one of its most pernicious blows to the global health sector with unimaginable consequences.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has placed immense pressure on countries and governments across the globe. For Liberia, this marks the second major health emergency that the country has had to face in just a few years. The current outbreak has had an unprecedented strain on the economy with the closure of businesses, loss of jobs or sources of income for many, and the fear of the risk of the health care system being overwhelmed. One company that has lived up to its commitment to remain a strong devel
[The Conversation Africa] The coronavirus pandemic is accompanied by what the World Health Organisation describes as an "infodemic" - misinformation, disinformation or conspiracy theories: "coronavirus myths". These circulate on social media and are further disseminated by influencers, the click-bait infotainment "penny dreadfuls" of the internet, mainstream media which repeat them for audiences to shake their heads at the apparent credulity of others, and some world leaders.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The pop singer said he will fund solutions for people facing barriers to HIV or AIDS care due to the COVID-19 pandemic
A novel social ritual is emerging along with the novel coronavirus: sharing the news that one has COVID-19. Actor Tom Hanks did it on Twitter with folksy fatalism and a promise that he and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, who also tested positive, would follow the advice of medical professionals. Actor Daniel Dae Kim did it in a lengthy straight-to-camera video, which included admonishments against Asian-American racism that has spread along with the virus. Non-celebrities have shared stories through interviews and social media, including oxygen-tank selfies. As the number of confirmed cases mounts, along with the likelihood ...