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Latin American activists keep contraceptive supplies flowing

A Peruvian family on the way to the pharmacy to purchase contraceptives. Advocates are using data to help governments adapt quickly to COVID-19 disruptions — and get families the health care products they need Normally, it takes one month to manufacture a male condom; in the wake of COVID-19, it takes four months. Production times …

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Innovation pays dividends against COVID-19 and TB in Karachi

TB contact screening and preventive therapy continued despite the pandemic As Pakistan braced for a wave of COVID-19 infections in late March, the government issued a call to shut down 12 mobile radiology vans offering tuberculosis (TB) screening in Karachi, a mega-city of 20 million people. The vans are a program of the Zero TB …

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Bangladeshi activists help sustain access to family planning services.

A family planning counselor awaits her clients at Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka. District advocacy working groups made up of local reproductive health champions urged policymakers to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) so health workers can continue to provide family planning and other services. COVID-19 severely threatens reproductive health services around the world. Supply chains …

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A better way to distribute bed nets

Rabi Dako stands with her daughter in Cotonou, Benin after receiving mosquito nets as part of the nation’s first digitized mosquito net distribution. Sophisticated digital technologies are helping field workers in Benin distribute malaria prevention tools safely and efficiently If COVID-19 continues to disrupt malaria prevention efforts, hundreds of thousands of children could die. That’s …

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