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The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19. Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

COVID-19: A global survey shows worrying signs of vaccine hesitancy

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.
Health providers need to practise in error-proof environments as much as possible. GettyImages

Training can improve patient and health worker safety in sub-Saharan Africa

The most sustainable and cost-effective solution for protecting patients’ lives is to reduce the causes of human error. Health professionals must be adequately trained to reduce adverse outcomes.
Nurses attend the 2015 International Nurses’ Day celebrations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Beyond Florence Nightingale: how African nurses have decolonised the profession

With the dawn of colonialism, nursing and midwifery were formally established and, in many colonies, recognised as the first modern clinical profession on the African continent.
The links between people, animals and the environment call for a new approach to health. Shutterstock

Rwanda is training health workers for an interconnected world

The interdependency between humans, animals and the environment is becoming more pronounced. This calls for an interdisciplinary approach to health problems.
Rwandan girls were targeted in the country’s successful HPV vaccination programme. Shutterstock

The secret behind Rwanda’s successful vaccination rollouts

Rwanda's vaccination programme for girls against HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease was a huge success, thanks to implementation science.

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