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Vaccinating domestic dogs is a successful and cost-effective way to prevent rabies in dogs. Sarah Cleaveland

Vaccinating domestic dogs reduces rabies in the wild. Why this matters

Domestic dogs have been shown to be the only species necessary to maintain rabies across most of Africa. This means that dog vaccination should control the disease in all species.
Emergency medical technicians aid a COVID-19 patient at his home in Louisville, Kentucky. Like much of the U.S., Louisville is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 patients requiring emergency transport to medical facilities. John Cherry/Getty Images

New treatments for COVID-19 may stave off the worst effects of the virus

Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
People who fled the war in Tigray gather around in a temporarily built internally displaced people. Amanuel Sileshi/AFP via Getty Images

How conflict has made COVID-19 a neglected epidemic in Ethiopia

The biggest challenge to the health system is the war in Tigray and other insecurity all over the country. Conflict has made COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts impossible in many areas.
A pop-up site in Johannesburg aimed at encouraging mini-bus taxi operators and commuters to vaccinate on site. Luba Lesolle/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Unpacking South Africa’s excess deaths. What is known and where the gaps are

Between May 2020 and early September 2021, over a quarter of a million more people have died from natural causes than was predicted for that time period.

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