Health workers are preparing COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac during first stage vaccination in Health Center, South Tagerang City, Indonesia, Januari 15, 2021. More than 8.000 health workers there are vacinnated.
By prioritising vaccination for the elderly, Indonesia may optimally reduce the hospital burden and COVID-19 deaths amid a limited vaccine supply during the first vaccination phase.
The mortality rate of AIDS-related deaths remains high among adolescent girls and young women.
The evidence shows that keeping girls in school not only reduces HIV risk, but also delays marriage and pregnancy, and improves mental health.
The new coronavirus strain probably is more infectious – but even if not, case numbers desperately needed controlling.
There have been some shockingly bad graphs circulating during the pandemic.
Here's what the west can learn from South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and more.
The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19.
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A safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be developed in record time and may be approved for production, distribution and acceptance some time in 2021.
A laboratory technician prepares a sample at the government-run Ifakara Health Institute north of Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam.
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Having the right equipment is not enough – getting health workers to use it is also a challenge.
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New Zealand has managed it, but densely populated, highly infected countries face a bigger challenge.
A full ban on eating wildlife in China probably isn’t possible, and could encourage unregulated underground markets.
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While identical twins are seen more as an accidental splitting of a single egg, there could be a good reason mothers produce non-identical twins from two separate eggs.
Vaccines are some of the most equitable and cost-effective health interventions available.
Coronavirus is a stark reminder of what a world without vaccines would look like.
Are criticisms that governments should have done more fair?
Shutdown in St Peter’s Square, Rome,
From China and South Korea to Italy and the US, different countries are taking very different approaches to COVID-19 – with varying degrees of success.
The risks to individuals vary hugely with age.
New HIV infections remain high.
The key to ending the HIV epidemic is a vaccine that will provide long-lasting protection and alleviate the need for prevention methods.
Coronavirus outbreak mapper.
A new tool has been developed to track the history of the novel coronavirus and other recent outbreaks.
Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women.
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There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
A man pushes a wheelbarrow past a sign in Liberia during the West African Ebola outbreak.
A proper understanding of community dynamics and local beliefs can inform medical interventions that are capable of establishing positive and productive relations with local communities.
Matt Hancock wants a new levy to tackle gambling harms, but it's a lost opportunity unless you spend it the right way.