A new Ebola outbreak has been declared in Guinea, marking the first cases reported there since West Africa’s devastating outbreak ended in 2016, WHO reports. 7 people fell ill after attending the burial of a nurse on February 1, and at least 3 people have died, The New…
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%.
Amid complaints of shortages and patchy supply chains, the Biden administration has announced a surge in deliveries to US states in the coming weeks, AP reports. With a new round of purchasing from Pfizer and Moderna, the administration says there will be enough vaccines…
With a new president in the White House, many expect the US to reclaim its position as a leader in global health. But this begs an important question. Should any one nation, especially from the Global North, presume to lead global health?
For many detainees in US immigration facilities, the coronavirus was impossible to avoid. They were sleeping 3 feet apart with 36 people in a room.
“The virus took Grandma Delores first, silencing an 86-year-old voice that rang with Lakota songs and stories.”
“While there’s no one-size-fits all approach to solving health emergencies, we do know this: accurate, easily available data is key,” says Jonathan Quick, MD, MPH, managing director of he Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention Initiative.
It’s been a big month for Loyce Pace. Last week, she was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board—but as she pointed out on Twitter, “I still very much have a day job”—as president and executive director of Global Health Council.
Overall, American Indian and Alaskan Native populations have COVID-19 case rates 3.5X higher than whites—but the breakdown is far from even.
Investing in mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day—held every year on October 10—speaks to the growing acknowledgment of a massive global need. While gaps in mental health care have been exacerbated by the isolation, anxiety, and service…