Over 40% of the countries on the UK’s COVID-19 ‘red list’ are in sub-Sahara Africa.
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When the UK’s red list is considered at a more granular level, the difficulties become immediately apparent.
Young people participating in the 2018 Women’s March in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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Results from our preliminary study strongly challenge the assumption that Indonesian parents are barriers to the delivery of school-based sexual health education.
Without appropriate support, it’s more likely people will break COVID restrictions, for example go to work, or gather in family groups for support.
Civilians protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Cape Town, South Africa.
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The core of the objections, whether they are about vaccinations, lockdowns, social distancing, or mask wearing, seems to concern an apparent erosion of personal liberty.
As the pandemic progresses, many more children will experience devastating losses.
Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets
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Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
New Delhi has had days with air pollution levels nearly 30 times the old World Health Organization guidelines.
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It’s the World Health Organization’s first update of global air quality guidelines since 2005. We know far more today about the serious risks these pollutants pose to human health.
Medical experts have recommended that HIV criminal laws be revised.
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Current HIV criminal laws increase HIV stigma and discrimination against marginalized people – and negatively affect public health.
Kiribati President Taneti Maamau (rear middle) watches the country’s vaccination campaign roll out in early September.
COVID-19 might have hit Pacific nations harder had it not been for Cuba’s long-standing policy of international medical diplomacy and cooperation.
People who fled the war in Tigray gather around in a temporarily built internally displaced people.
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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 nurse at Amudat Hospital in Northern Uganda, checks on a child being treated for kala-azar. The disease mostly affects children and young adults.
Kala-azar, already one of the most neglected diseases on the planet, is in danger of becoming even more neglected.
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Experts at the Doherty Institute have updated their modelling to heighten caution around reopening for business and play.
At the beginning of 2020, most people hadn’t used the word ‘pandemic’ before. Now it’s time to understand the term ‘endemic’ and find out what to expect when COVID changes shape.
The International Airport Road Lagos, Nigeria deserted during COVID-19 lockdown.
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Almost all the people in the study were experiencing feelings like anxiety, worry, anger, boredom or frustration.
A pop-up site in Johannesburg aimed at encouraging mini-bus taxi operators and commuters to vaccinate on site.
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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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But media coverage misses the nuances of the role. This is what we found when we spoke to them.
Sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis can provide ideal conditions for HIV infection in women. A new test aims to detect these conditions even when women don’t show symptoms.
Programs that promote more education could also improve longterm health.
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Mexican Americans who have more formal education than their parents are much less likely to have Type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
A boy leaves mobile and portable public toilet at Ketu in Lagos.
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The government must shore up efforts to finance water and sanitation in Nigeria.
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Big Food companies producing ulta-processed foods are using a range of key market and political practices to increase their reach, particularly in developing countries.