In Mexico, COVID-19 vaccines are finally bringing a measure hope to a disappointing COVID-19 response (that has included disinfecting sidewalks), says Angélica López Hernández, a Mexico City-based consultant for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Most midwives in Tijuana, Mexico weren’t used to delivering high-risk pregnancies—but that changed when hospitals began rejecting pregnant mothers, citing COVID-19 restrictions. One midwife, as a result, saw her first newborn death after 35 years of practice.

A speedy vaccine rollout is Bangladesh’s shining victory during the pandemic, but there aren’t enough takers for the shots, says Taufique Joarder, MBBS, DrPH, MPH, executive director of the Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh. Even as the country negotiated quick access to…

A year ago, almost no one wore masks or stayed 6 feet apart from others. Some of these behaviors have become social norms at light speed—something those of us who have made social and behavior change communication our life’s work rarely see. Getting a vaccine needs to…

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

Bangladesh’s Second Public Health Photo Contest winners reveal stark public health challenges—from food insecurity, to the lack of housing options in megacities like Dhaka, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. They also illuminate—in vivid, vibrant detail—photography’s…

India has a starkly inequitable disease burden in rural and urban areas.

Brazil, one of the hardest-hit nations throughout much of the pandemic, has clocked more than 10 million cases and over 250,000 deaths—a death toll second only to the US.

Neglected tropical diseases—a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections affecting more than 1.7 billion people globally—have held back human progress for millennia, disabling, debilitating, and causing early death if left untreated. Yet NTDs struggle to attract…

As Brazil battles one of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks, it can be proud of progress tackling another deadly global public health challenge. Following 6 years of extraordinary efforts, Fortaleza has met a 2020 UN goal to reduce road traffic fatalities by 50%.