The pandemic strained even the most placid of countries, but health workers in Syria, still in the grips of conflict, faced extra challenges—from daily power outages to cut-off communication, travel, and supply lines.

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a far-reaching nasal swab at least once in the last 12 months.

*Visit the series page to read all of our COVID Country Dispatches. A strict lockdown helped Argentina avoid the worst of COVID-19 in the pandemic’s early months, but it came at a high cost to the economy. And now, as the country prepares for…

It’s impossible to ignore COVID-19. The near misses, though—the epidemics stopped before they spread—often don’t make the news.

Rapidly developed and strikingly effective, COVID-19 vaccines have been game changers in the pandemic—for some. Others are watching from the sidelines because they lack access or are hesitant. Tech companies have a role to play in expanding vaccine equity, says Nick Clegg…

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONETravelers arriving at Sierra Leone’s Lungi International Airport enter queues that inch slowly towards eye scanners. Biometric data is captured, addresses and phone numbers are taken, and passengers shuffle towards rapid and PCR…

COVID-19 has affected the delivery of routine health care and eroded social safety nets around the world—and that has been especially true for vulnerable communities in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Balkans.

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…

Last week, 73% of people in Argentina said they would definitely or probably choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it were offered to them. But that number doesn’t tell the whole story.