Political is necessary to lower deaths from cryptococcal meningitis.
Cryptococcal ceningitis is one of the main causes of death of people with HIV. The tests and medicines to diagnose and treat it exist but remain inaccessible to most. A global strategy is needed.
Ghana is struggling to curb a surge in car accidents.
The inability to curb road accidents in Ghana is tied to colonial and neocolonial legacies.
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have widened the partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans on health care.
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States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
Protesters gather in Cambridge to demand that AstraZeneca shares blueprints for its COVID-19 vaccine.
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Much remains to be resolved before the waiver is translated into increased vaccine supply.
In Belgrade, Serbia, residents and visitors queue to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus (March 28, 2021).
While Serbia's Covid-19 infection rate continues to be worrisome, the country has shown the ability to vaccinate a higher proportion of its population than EU nations.
Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the country.
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In 2019, 89,834 people died of diabetes. This number exceeds the capacity of Soccer City, the biggest football stadium in South Africa.
The issue of occupational noise-induced hearing loss is prominent in the mining industry.
Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational health hazard. It remains a prevalent condition in the South African mining industry.
A holistic view of climate change risk considers climate hazards, exposure, vulnerability and the responses to these. It also takes into account how multiple risks interact.
Officials in Quebec, Canada recently removed graphene-coated face masks from schools and daycare centers.
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Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?
Unemployed Liberian young men seeking daily jobs at the industrial district of Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia.
Since 1999, extreme poverty has declined while rates of young people in education and employment have risen. Without investment though, the impact of the pandemic could see this progress imperilled,
A lead pipe (left) seen through a hole in the kitchen ceiling in the home of Desmond Odom, in Newark, New Jersey.
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President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
The AstraZeneca COVID vaccine is now available to Australians over 50. Here's what you need to know before you roll up your sleeve.
The hepatitis C virus has become extremely genetically diverse.
Direct-acting antivirals have mostly been used in countries with high incomes. These drugs would be effective against most hepatitis C strains. which are primarily low-income countries.
The deep-rooted issues at the heart of the current crisis.
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NSW is developing a comprehensive new planning policy with the goal of creating healthy places. A new study finds those people who work as placemakers want these goals embedded in laws and budgets.
Many healthhcare workers felt unprepared to deal with COVID-19.
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Provider burnout is expensive for the health system given its associations with low quality of care, absenteeism, and high workforce turnover.
Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme requires stringent data collection and transparency.
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At the current vaccination pace it will take over a decade for South Africa to reach herd immunity, with many lives lost along the way.
At the end of 2020, India applied to the WTO for a temporary suspension of intellectual property rights related to Covid-19.
Licensing agreements between pharmaceutical companies and the Medicines Patent Pool, in cooperation with the WHO, could accelerate access to doses for the poorest countries.
With great expectations come great challenges, and one of the biggest facing the new Health NZ agency will be rebuilding a collaborative ethos in the sector.