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.

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’…

Shattered by a pandemic that exposed a flawed and failing global health system, the world has a rare chance to remake both WHO and core global infrastructure for pandemic preparedness and response. Will it?

The world has reached the “vaccine apartheid” stage of the pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned yesterday,

The US is making headway on vaccinations, with ~130 million adults having now received at least one vaccine dose.

Liberia is the first African country to introduce the new typhoid conjugate vaccine, folding it into routine immunizations for 9-month-olds, the

Africa’s vaccine rollout is moving—with 32 countries vaccinating high-risk population groups using vaccines from COVAX and other sources, according to a 

The WHO is urging countries not to suspend their AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine rollouts after a small number of reports of abnormal blood clotting in recipients triggered a domino effect of jab rollout pauses, 

A third of women worldwide have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime—a figure that has barely budged in the past decade, according to a landmark

Vaccination may be a pass to certain activities—but what about actual vaccine passports?