The WHO is drawing up plans to determine who will receive a COVID-19 vaccine first if one is approved, Reuters reports—with frontline workers, vulnerable groups, and those working or living in high-transmission settings first in line.

Patients who don't have COVID-19 are being turned away from public hospitals in Nigeria after doctors acted on their threat to strike indefinitely over inadequate COVID-19 protections and salary disputes, Vanguard reports.  

Surging COVID-19 cases in Russia are disproportionately hitting health workers, ABC reports. “We are on the threshold simply of a collapse in health personnel,” says Andrey Konoval, head of an independent health workers union, Dyeistviye.

Scrambling for masks at local hardware stores. Reusing masks first for a day, then for a week. Forced to work sick or fight for a test. Updating their wills.   Health workers on COVID-19’s frontlines are heading into the battle of their lives without the protection they…

Italian health workers are facing “war-like” conditions as they work around the clock to contain COVID-19, 

Health workers danced and sang in celebration as the DRC discharged its last Ebola patient yesterday, a milestone in the 42-day countdown to declaring the country Ebola-free, 

Even as China reported a 6-week low in new COVID-19 cases,  swiftly rising case counts elsewhere—including the first cases in megacities Jakarta, New York, and Berlin—stirred growing global distress and worries over worst-case scenarios, the AP reports. 

Authorities fighting Ebola are expressing cautious optimism on containing Goma’s outbreak—but steep challenges remain.    By today, all but 5 of 800 contacts of the city’s 3 cases were vaccinated; no additional cases have emerged.   Still, health workers face some suspicion…

When Ebola breaks out in a conflict zone, health workers can't do their jobs—and neither a promising vaccine. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ebola fight is also up against militias who, perpetually at war with each other, are now targeting clinics.  The…

In one hospital in Ghana, a head nurse was so accustomed to water scarcity that she stopped checking if the taps worked, Marisa Gallegos observed in her research for Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Despite persistent limitations to…