Health workforces in wealthy countries lean heavily on staff from the global South—and demand is only rising as health worker deaths from COVID-19 add to wealthy countries’ demand for foreign health workers.  

How are the poorest countries supposed to store the millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses finally coming their way?   Just 28% of health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have reliable power supplies.

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

India’s tragic shortages of medical oxygen are shared by many lower-resource countries. Producing, safely storing, and transporting the lifesaving elixir is difficult.  Data point: Across Africa, oxygen is 5X costlier than in Europe.   A Solution…

Health systems are struggling with the tension between  COVID-19’s immediate demands and the long-term struggle against tuberculosis—one of the deadliest infectious diseases.  

Infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, typhoid—all hit lower-income countries hardest.  Not so with COVID-19.

60 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries gained access to modern family planning methods in the 

A Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine has an efficacy rate just over 50%—far lower than the 78% anticipated, according to a Brazilian clinical trial conducted by São Paulo’s Butantan Institute.  

Polluted air caused nearly 500,000 babies to die prematurely last year–mostly in low- and middle-income countries, 

Every 16 seconds, a mother somewhere will experience the tragedy of stillbirth,