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Access to clean water is essential in preventing a number of infections. Riccardo Mayer/shutterstock

Community dialogue can show the way to meeting water needs: a South African case

Evidence suggests that involving marginalised communities in setting priorities and designing collective action can lead to improved health outcomes.
Normalizing the use of masks by vulnerable people during flu season could save many lives, even after the threat of COVID-19 has receded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A better post-pandemic future means not giving in to COVID-19 now

After two years of COVID-19, it’s understandable that many people are weary of infection prevention measures. But simply being tired of the pandemic is no reason to let our guard down.
Men cross the front of the still smoking lava rocks from an eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo on May 23, 2021 in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. GUERCHOM NDEBO/AFP via Getty Images

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo: its health effects will be felt for a long time

Nyiragongo is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of its fast-moving lava. It can flow at a speed of about 100km per hour.
The iconography of the Pestsäule in Vienna indicates that the plague the city suffered was viewed as punishment for sin. Noppasin Wongchum / iStock via Getty images

Will there be a monument to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Although memorials to past pandemics are not as prolific as war memorials, they do exist. A scholar of visual culture provides a brief history of monuments around the world.
New York City has closed some streets to traffic to give residents more room to roam during the coronavirus pandemic, Queens, May 13, 2020. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

How pandemics have changed American cities – often for the better

For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.
Past disease outbreaks improved the way we lived. If governments are smart, COVID-19 could do the same. (Shutterstock)

Silver lining: Could COVID-19 lead to a better future?

Historically, pandemics have brought about profound societal improvements. Will that happen this time?
A woman walks through the shattered streets of Port-au-Prince a few weeks after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake slammed the country, which has still not recovered despite billions of dollars being spent. Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo, File

A decade after the earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover

Ten years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the country is still struggling to recover and remains vulnerable to natural disasters.

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