Women in an Indonesian village plan strategies for reconstruction after extreme weather.
Researchers asked aid workers how to best prepare for the climate emergency in places where its effects are most severe.
At the beginning of 2020, most people hadn’t used the word ‘pandemic’ before. Now it’s time to understand the term ‘endemic’ and find out what to expect when COVID changes shape.
Three quarters of new HIV infections among 15-19 year-olds are in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Local research is particularly needed to assess existing policies and inform efforts to implement them better.
A COVID-19 field hospital in Santo Andre, Brazil. The pandemic has killed over 503,000 people in Brazil; just 11% of the population is fully vaccinated.
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The high costs of the world’s colossally unequal COVID-19 immunization rates.
Sustained surveillance for disease outbreaks at global hot spots may be the key to preventing the next pandemic.
A more coordinated effort by scientists, stakeholders and community members will be required to stop the next deadly virus that’s already circulating in our midst.
If there ever was a global health system, then it has gone sadly missing when we needed it most.
Lost revenue is money that could be spent on lifting people out of poverty.
Looking for bits of DNA at the University of Florida.
Technology that can identify stray bits of genetic material in the environment can help scientists monitor human and animal health.
Where next for the WHO?
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Plus a round-up of the coronavirus situation around the world marking one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Listen to Episode 6 of The Conversation Weekly.
Rolling out vaccines, sticking with public health measures, and keeping misinformation and complacency in check. These are just some of what to expect as the pandemic enters its second year.
Fair global agreements, home-grown vaccines and sharing extra doses with poorer nations are all needed if we’re to ever emerge from this pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the need for Canada to develop a global health policy.
There’s no better way and better opportunity for Canada to prove it can be a world leader than now, with a comprehensive global health strategy for the post-pandemic era.
Research technician Leon McFarlane handles a blood sample from a volunteer in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, where a COVID-19 vaccine is under development, on July 30, 2020.
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With $1 billion in advance purchase agreements for COVID-19 vaccines, Canada has joined the vaccine nationalists: rich countries buying up more than half the global short-term supply of vaccine.
Children run as an agent of the National Institute of Public Hygiene carries out fumigation in the Anyama district of Abidjan,Ivory Coast.
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A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is arguably the world’s best-placed agency to fight COVID-19. But it’s been cut out of the loop, and pandemic data will now go straight to the White House.
Indian health workers doing health checks in Mumbai, June 17, 2020.
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The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they’re available to all.
The actions of one country cannot be allowed to undermine decades of multilateral efforts to improve the health and well-being of all peoples of the world.
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The decision to authorise a WHO investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is only a partial vindication for nations keen to hold China to account. But it will help strengthen global health measures.
A woman wearing a mask walks with empty cart in Guangzhou, China.
In time of crisis like today, instead of blaming one another, countries should foster international cooperation.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: at the helm of the WHO at a difficult time.
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The Trump administration has halted funding to the World Health Organization in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. But what does it actually do with its budget?