Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
WHO’s safeguarding failure in the DRC has re-focused attention on the sexual misconduct that surfaces with disgraceful regularity in humanitarian, development, and peacekeeping operations worldwide.
But the vaccine isn’t perfect. So we’ll still need mosquito nets and insecticides too.
Sexual exploitation and abuse requires an active rather than passive response.
From October 1, Australians will only be able to buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine if they have a prescription from a doctor. But there’s another evidence-based way to help more smokers quit.
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.
The World Health Organization has halved its recommended limit for particulate pollution.
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.
Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding has increased across all countries but few are likely to meet the 2030 goal of 70%.
A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread.
Fine particles in air pollution contribute to the deaths of 36,000 people each year in the UK.
Countries must be encouraged to distribute essential healthcare provision - like diagnosis - to where people most need them and where they can be accessed more easily.
The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach either.
The right to free and fair elections may be undermined if political parties cannot campaign due to COVID-19 restrictions by the state.
More funding is needed to galvanise
Nigeria’s health system as medical research is not well funded.
There are two ways to look at it: self-interest versus altruism.
Why the argument that authoritarian regimes are better at handling pandemics isn’t that simple.
Provision of breastfeeding support and information within the community can lead to a significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates.
Combating vaccine misinformation on social media requires blocking sources of misinformation – and giving researchers access to data about how misinformation spreads.