The vaccines being tested in South Africa have been included on the World Health Organization’s list of 26 most viable candidate vaccines to enter human clinical trials.
Thousands of people around the world have said they are willing to be exposed to COVID-19 to test new vaccines. Since we don't fully understand the long-term effects of the disease, is this ethical?
Conventional trials to test coronavirus vaccines are paradoxically slowed down by actions to curb the disease's spread. Human challenge trials are more controversial, but could speed up the process.
There isn't enough clinical research being done in Africa. This has had a lot of repercussions in terms of the timing when interventions become available and effective in high income countries.
Early clinical trials into ginseng, rhubarb and rice paved the way for testing coronavirus treatments today.
Army physicians are turning to drugs approved for other conditions or newly developed treatments such as the antiviral Remdesivir to treat infected personnel.
Researchers around the world are working hard on developing a vaccine – but the process may still take 12-18 months. Here's why.
Four new Ebola treatments are being tried out in the DRC.
Speaking on the ABC program Insiders, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson suggested there are tests available to see if children will have an adverse reaction to vaccinations. We asked three experts.
For the next five years South Africa will be leading one of the latest large-scale trials for a vaccine for HIV.
Two major clinical trials will be conducted in South Africa in 2016 to test ways of preventing new HIV infections.