More than a dozen countries across Africa are at a high risk for measles outbreaks, after millions of children missed their measles and rubella vaccines during the pandemic, Precision Vaccinations reports.  

The WHO has endorsed a duo of rheumatoid arthritis drugs for treating COVID-19 after they showed promising results in reducing the risk of death and the need for mechanical ventilation.  

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may not provide as much protection against the Delta variant as initially believed, according to data released yesterday by Israel’s health ministry, 

The military in Burma (Myanmar) has declared war on health care—making the country one of the most dangerous places to practice medicine, accounting for nearly 240 of the 508 attacks globally, according to the WHO.   Security forces are openly arresting, attacking and…

The pandemic strained even the most placid of countries, but health workers in Syria, still in the grips of conflict, faced extra challenges—from daily power outages to cut-off communication, travel, and supply lines.

China was certified malaria-free yesterday by the WHO, capping off a decades-long effort that took the country from 30 million cases in the 1940s to zero in 2017, the WHO reports.

From Geneva to Los Angeles, health authorities are advising the vaccinated to wear masks indoors. But the CDC still disagrees, The New York Times reports.  

The blistering heat wave with temperatures topping 47.9 C (118 F) in 1 town in British Columbia has caused dozens of deaths, The Globe and Mail reports.   The record-setting heat has made it difficult for emergency services in the province to keep up:

In vague yet cutting terms, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un berated and fired top officials yesterday for causing a “great crisis” in their incompetent, “lazy” approach to anti-virus measures, according to state media reports from a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party.  

Skyrocketing COVID-19 cases across Indonesia, fueled by the Delta variant, are overwhelming hospitals and oxygen supplies—pushing the country to the brink of catastrophe,