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The Primary Importance of Public Health and the Serious Risks Associated with Disseminating Misinformation

by Dr. Jay Kravitz¬† October 15, 2020 As a retired, public health professional and global health educator for >30 years, I am appalled by COVID-19 conspiracy theories with inexplicable agendas that do direct harm or are expounded by self-righteousness persons with a lack of understanding about scientific knowledge or evidence. These “theories” are based on misinformed, political motives that do

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Mitigating COVID-19 Effects on East African Economies

COVID-19 In East Africa  By Atwongyeire Joseph reporting from Uganda The East African Community is currently facing an unparalleled magnitude and pace of twin health and economic crises that are heightening the risk of compromising development at the country and regional level. The global COVID-19 pandemic, associated with huge loss of human life and morbidity, have brought the East African

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Reflection on the 2020 Unite for Sight Virtual Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 11-13, 2020) by Eunice Anteh, Production Manager, Planetary Health Weekly

The COVID-19 global health pandemic is rapidly changing our normal ways of living, from work to being with friends and family. We have been affected in diverse ways and this pandemic has reminded us as humans of the things we took for granted. With no end date in sight for the novel coronavirus lockdowns and shelter at home orders and

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Planetary Health Weekly is a online free newsletter which aims to inform the public about global health and ecological wellness. We encourage you to read our newsletter, get others to subscribe and to feel free to pass it onto any others whom you feel might benefit from it. This site contains an archive of all previous issues (from 2015 and 2016) and the 2015 Index of Stories. To Access the latest issue of PHW, click on Archive Volume 3 2017.

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