A speedy vaccine rollout is Bangladesh’s shining victory during the pandemic, but there aren’t enough takers for the shots, says Taufique Joarder, MBBS, DrPH, MPH, executive director of the Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh. Even as the country negotiated quick access to…

A year ago, almost no one wore masks or stayed 6 feet apart from others. Some of these behaviors have become social norms at light speed—something those of us who have made social and behavior change communication our life’s work rarely see. Getting a vaccine needs to…

Bangladesh’s Second Public Health Photo Contest winners reveal stark public health challenges—from food insecurity, to the lack of housing options in megacities like Dhaka, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. They also illuminate—in vivid, vibrant detail—photography’s…

A year after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Wuhan, China, few countries have fully contained the disease. Those that have share few, if any, political similarities.

Editor’s Note: This is the first of an occasional GHN series examining the health challenges that the new Biden administration must confront in its first 100 days.   The incoming Biden administration promises a vigorous, across-the-board reboot of the failed US…

What a relief to see the resumes of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, a cross section of well-respected experts in infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccines and more with experience in patient care, ethics, logistics, policy and even national security…

Surging COVID-19 cases and politics that “fly in the face of sound science and data-driven policy,” have brought public health in America to “a moment of truth,” philanthropist Michael R.

During COVID-19’s onslaught in April 2020, an undocumented patient called our clinic seeking a COVID-19 test so that she could return to work. Further questioning revealed she’d recently developed a cough and fever, and that she works in close proximity to multiple people—…

Public Health Takeaways from a Shambolic First Presidential Debate The lack of handshakes—a COVID-19 prevention measure—was perhaps the most civil thing about the first presidential debate. “That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” Thank you for…

“I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic.”  When it emerged last week that President Trump downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 to avoid panic, public health experts found a couple structural flaws in his argument.  First, societies…