Each year, 38 millions deaths occur without being added to any permanent record, but COVID-19 has heavily underscored the need for all deaths to be properly registered. Counting deaths properly is "the GPS" to better global health, illuminating risk factors and the…
Even as the pandemic is making it hard for low- and middle-income countries to keep children on schedule with their vaccines, new modeling shows astounding returns on investment in vaccines.
In an effort to monitor antibiotic use and improve stewardship, WHO created the AWaRe tool in 2017 that divides the drugs into 3 categories: Access, Watch, and Reserve,
In wealthier countries, running out of medical oxygen “is all but unthinkable for a resource that literally can be pulled from the air,” the AP reports. But in low-resource countries, it is expensive and in short supply, with soaring demand amid the pandemic.
Infections play a role in 54% of child deaths in low-income countries, according to the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance network published in The Lancet Global Health.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 is on track to create a “hunger pandemic” that could kill more people than the virus itself, World Food Programme chief David Beasley warns, AP reports. As ever, developing nations will be hit hardest. Without swift intervention, “…
Researchers in Brazil puzzling over the country’s higher-than-expected death rate believe COVID-19 cases are 12 times higher than the government’s number, with inadequate and slow testing clouding the counts, Reuters
In the massive push to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market, drugmakers are looking to do within a year what often takes a decade or more, Bloomberg reports. 70+ coronavirus vaccine candidates are in the works worldwide—3 of them have reached the human trial stage.
COVID-19’s next devastating consequence: hunger. A collection of food companies, the UN Foundation, and others are warning that COVID-19 could cause the number of people suffering chronic hunger to double in the coming months, The Guardian reports.
Wealthy countries are throwing their weight—and cash—around in the global scramble for masks, gloves, gowns, and test kits.