Cuba announced high efficacy for 2 of its 5 homegrown COVID-19 vaccines, cheering its scientists for achieving the feat despite the ongoing US embargo, reports

Many immigrants in the US, unable to access or afford proper COVID-19 treatments, are turning to risky or unproven therapies from alternative clinics or the black market.  

A big thank you to all the GHN readers who responded to our call to share global health voices deserving of a bigger spotlight—including Kristen Aiemjoy, Jo Hanna, Ben Williams, Linda S. Fabian, and Regina Rabinovich! We heard you, and appreciate your tips.  

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Brazil Saturday, slamming the government’s pandemic response as the country’s COVID-19 death toll topped half a million—the second highest in the world behind the US

The fast food industry’s ad spend is spiraling, and increasingly targeting Black and Hispanic communities, according to a

The pandemic did not stem the tide of global displacement—but instead may have stranded would-be refugees and asylum seekers in 2020, according to the UN Refugee Agency 

We won’t be publishing GHN tomorrow because Johns Hopkins University is closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday this weekend.

The approaching Amazon forest fire season carries an extra menacing threat for Indigenous people in Brazil already suffering from COVID-19 lung damage,

COVID-19 is accelerating in Africa as reported weekly cases have jumped 44% and deaths are up 20%,

GHN reader and contributor Carlos Faerron Guzmán pointed out to us late last week that our “Global Health Voices” aren’t so global. The vast majority come from experts in developed countries.