The Delta coronavirus variant, with a dramatic transmission advantage over the Alpha variant that emerged in the UK, threatens global plans for dispatching COVID-19, 

The UN agreed yesterday on ambitious new goals for ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030—despite eleventh hour attempts by some delegates to water down protections for high-risk groups,

Can a universal coronavirus jab help us avoid another nail-biting wait for vaccines during the next pandemic? Lessons learned about coronavirus vaccine technology during this pandemic already offer a head start—and early research has shown some promise.  

The WHO is scaling up its assistance to meet the “staggering” health needs of nearly 200,000 Palestinians after last month’s rocket attacks by Israel, 

The 74th World Health Assembly closed Monday with a strong call for an empowered WHO and a pandemic treaty to strengthen global preparedness for health emergencies.    Top priorities: Ending the COVID-19 pandemic and preventing the next one.

Team GHN will be taking the day off on Monday in observance of Memorial Day in the US. We'll miss you, but we'll be back with more essential global health news on Tuesday! — Annalies, Dayna, and Brian

Amid overwhelming demand for medical oxygen, India has barred exports of liquid and cylinder oxygen—which some of its neighbors rely on.  

Representatives to the World Health Assembly will likely commit today to holding talks late this year on a proposed international treaty on pandemic preparedness. The special ministerial session could pave the way for negotiations on a treaty that would ensure “countries’…

The sets: Subtle, they are not.   The costumes: Our mothers wouldn’t have let us leave the house in ’em.  

Globally, there aren’t nearly enough virus samples being sequenced to keep track of emerging variants.