South Africa's public health system has been allocated R21.5 billion more for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but there's no strategy to guide how it should be used.
The story of how many Asian garment manufacturers joined this different supply chain during the pandemic – with no help from western retail customers.
The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
From the benefits of telehealth to the importance of integrating public and private systems, the COVID-19 pandemic offers several valuable lessons for Australia's health system.
The US may want to rethink its anti-China policy as Beijing's focus on providing international coronavirus aid and digital and health care investments seems to be working.
Masks protect you from infection and protect others from getting sick. But authorities are leaving it up to individuals to decide if they want to wear masks on the bus or train. Here's how to decide.
Testing healthcare workers can play a role in preventing new infections, but is a highly limited strategy and shouldn’t distract from other, more helpful measures.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Ford is assembling ventilators, LVMH is making hand sanitizer, and Chanel is making masks. Here's why these and dozens of other companies are doing it.
Healthcare practitioners face a difficult situation – they have the right to be protected, but are legally required to treat patients.
From magic bowls to holy shirts, Muslim cultures used various devices to protect the user from harm starting in the 11th century. Many of these objects were beautifully designed, too.
Moral injury happens when someone is faced with a choice that violates deep moral beliefs. Health-care workers treating COVID-19 might be forced to choose between 'wrong' and 'wronger.'
Used PPE needs to be incinerated for safety reasons, but once this pandemic is over we should consider more sustainable options.
The evidence on whether wearing masks and gloves in the community will actually protect against coronavirus isn't strong. But if you're going to take these precautions, you might as well do it right.
There are two principles governments use to make public health decisions, and on mask-wearing they're in direct conflict.
Designers, engineers, makers and doctors worldwide have used 3D printing to produce products such as face shields, face masks, ventilator components, hands-free door openers and nasal swabs.
These online spaces are more regulated than many media reports would have you believe. And the vast majority of dark web traders are steering clear of exploiting the pandemic.
More than 100 healthcare workers in the UK have died from COVID-19 – for some, the government's £60,000 payout will not be enough.
Globalisation does not look so clever when everyone wants the same medical equipment.
Unfortunately, disrespectful and neglectful treatment of women during childbirth, including verbal, physical and emotional abuse is not uncommon.