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Nurses and midwives can make a significant impact in managing and preventing the leading causes of death. Shutterstock

Africa can and must do more to support nurses and midwives

Adequate numbers of healthy and motivated health professionals are also critical to governments’ effective responses to public health emergencies such as COVID-19.
A staffer works on a ventilator-refurbishing assembly line at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells but is now refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to treat coronavirus patients. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP)

Coronavirus weekly: as some countries hope to ease confinement, others are just getting started

Scientists and academics on how the world might change once this is all over, and if a return to 'normality' is even possible.
Ireland’s health minister, center, models social distancing at his nightly coronavirus press briefing March 27, 2020. Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie/PA Images via Getty Images

Clear, consistent health messaging critical to stemming epidemics and limiting coronavirus deaths

When a government's health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
COVID-19 public health measures are stalling economic activity. Getty Images

COVID-19 tax relief: a snapshot of what’s out there

Governments worldwide have put in place economic and tax relief measures to mitigate the impact on businesses and workers of drastic public health measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Employees work on the production line of chloroquine phosphate, resumed after a 15-year break, in a pharmaceutical company in Nantong city in east China’s Jiangsu province Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

In the rush to innovate for COVID-19 drugs, sound science is still essential

To battle the coronavirus, strong regulatory protection from the FDA is essential.

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