AstraZeneca paused its Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial, citing a suspected adverse reaction in one UK participant and an “abundance of caution.” A standard review process triggered the hold, AstraZeneca said. It didn't share details but noted the illness could be unrelated…
US physicians, state officials, and others are blasting the quietly revised CDC testing guidance that says contacts of infected people do not need to get tested if they don’t have symptoms,
The first known COVID-19 reinfection has been reported in Hong Kong, underscoring big questions about immunity and whether an eventual vaccine may require booster shots,
Despite comparatively low numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, South Asia is suffering disruptions to key health services. Take polio vaccination.
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,
Early, determined steps against COVID-19 across Africa, including strict lockdowns, helped limit deaths—but carried stinging socio-economic costs. To limit the pandemic’s devastating impacts, African countries will need to invest in their health systems, social protection…
Archie C. Gbessay is hard to get on the phone. When I caught him over a patchy Facebook call in early April, he was rushing through the streets of West Point—Monrovia’s largest slum—checking on hand-washing stations.
The majority of people in the world cannot afford healthy food, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020. The report was written before the coronavirus pandemic—but the global crisis only makes the findings more significant.
As high school students in St. Louis, Missouri, we reaped the benefits of global health security every time we sat in classrooms with our friends. Now that sense of safety has evaporated, and students everywhere are living the consequences of inadequate health policies.…
COVID-19’s multiple frontlines now include at least 46 countries across the African continent. Many, including Ethiopia, have frontline health care facilities battling without one of the most critical tools: adequate water and sanitation.