83 aid workers charged with fighting Ebola used their positions to sexually abuse and exploit women and girls during the 2018–2020 outbreak in the DRC, according to an independent commission report released yesterday.   

While US FDA and CDC advisory panels recommended a Pfizer booster jab for certain groups last week, some panelists said a J&J booster should be the focus, NPR reports.  

18X more heatwaves in Afghanistan. 10X more crop failures in Mali.   Today’s children will face dire consequences of climate change that their grandparents were spared, according to a new study from Save the Children and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Thomson Reuters…

A CDC advisory panel greenlit Pfizer booster shots for millions of Americans on Thursday—and the CDC director took the rare step of overruling the panel on a key recommendation.    The panel endorsed a third jab for people 65+; older, nursing home residents; people in the…

​​“In world of wealth, 9 million people die every year from hunger,” WFP Chief David Beasley told world leaders gathered virtually yesterday for the UN General Assembly’s Food System Summit.   Globally, the AP reports:

In an era rife with challenges, there’s still “an abundance of good things” happening—with some caveats, NIH chief Francis Collins said yesterday in a virtual conversation with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Kelly Henning about the key issues facing the US in this next phase of…

A new study from Uganda adds to long-brewing fears that drug-resistance malaria is gaining a foothold in Africa, the AP reports.  

Melanoma is often associated with sun exposure. Not so for acral lentiginous melanoma, a little-understood form of the disease that crops up mainly in the hands and feet of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. While studying in the UK, Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza…

From Nike to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, top brands are advertising on COVID-19 conspiracy sites—whether they know it or not, an investigation found.   Google is the key player in this “opaque by design” digital advertising market. Worth some $455 billion this…

Under mounting pressure to do more to end the pandemic, the White House made fresh commitments in a virtual summit yesterday and implored other world leaders to join an “all hands on deck” effort, Reuters reports.