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Europe's COVID-19 funding muddle

3 July 2020

A pledging summit last weekend celebrated €6.15 billion ($6.91 billion) in "additional" commitments — but most of the money was not new, raising questions about how to track pledges for the global response.

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

3 July 2020

Doctors closely follow the research on vaccines and therapeutics against COVID-19. But what do they do in the absence of solid evidence of drug efficacy and safety?

Opinion: Come hell or piped water

2 July 2020

A partnership between the World Bank and the Indian government to increase piped water in rural areas has received complaints from affected communities. Human rights lawyer Anirudha Nagar outlines actions the bank can take in an upcoming consultation process.

UK aid budget cuts, the Supreme Court's ruling, and a global cease-fire: This week in development

2 July 2020

U.K. aid organizations report budget cuts are already underway, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that local affiliates are not protected by the right to free speech, and the United Nations adopts a global cease-fire.

UN enlists 10,000 digital volunteers to fight COVID-19 misinformation

2 July 2020

The U.N. has recruited volunteers in nine languages to correct false information about COVID-19, which the institution's communications lead says is spreading faster than the disease itself.

Hygiene and hymns: Why WASH programs need faith leaders

2 July 2020

People are more likely to listen to and trust a faith leader than an NGO that they may not be familiar with, according to Umar Rashid of Muslim Hands.

Inequality and corruption: Why Peru is losing its COVID-19 battle

1 July 2020

Peru mobilized quickly to fight the coronavirus, but the country still finds itself with one of the highest death rates in the region. Public health experts discuss where and how the pandemic response has fallen short.

Targeting false information on COVID-19: What the funding data shows

1 July 2020

Targeting misinformation and disinformation surrounding COVID-19 is a challenge. While technology is spreading false information in urban areas, remote communities face their own challenges.

Inside Development

CDC quits oil and coal as part of new climate strategy

3 July 2020

The U.K. development finance institution says its new strategy brings it fully in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Now, campaign groups will be watching how it is delivered.

Global Views

Opinion: Ensuring services for people with advanced HIV disease — more important than ever

3 July 2020

The global health community is increasingly concerned about COVID-19's impact on the 37.9 million people living with HIV globally. Devex hears why it's vital that testing and treatment services are available during health crises.