0: The number of goals achieved by an ambitious 5-year global strategy to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In 2015, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO set targets for stemming the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2020. A July 21 final report on the campaign called “Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free…
The US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan has coincided with an increase in violence that is crippling the country’s health system—just as the Delta variant is driving a third wave of infections. Many health facilities caught in the crossfire have been forced to shutter;…
Washington has backpedaled its relaxed mask guidance, and is poised to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees and contractors today,
The fight against global tobacco use has continued to progress despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the
Stop thinking of COVID-19 vaccination as fail/not fail, advises The Atlantic’s Katherine J. Wu, and start thinking of a castle. Using an elaborate, telling analogy of a castle’s protections, Wu explains how the body’s vaccine-fortified defenses work.
Soon after the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Pakistan, in March, 2020, the government shut down all non-essential services, including outpatient care for an array of diseases not requiring emergency treatment. As a result, Médecins Sans Frontières was forced to…
Persistent cognitive issues and the troubling brain scans of recovering COVID-19 patients have led researchers to explore whether coronavirus infection ups the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
Results from randomized trials have a lot of sway in how global health resources are spent—but most of them report data in a way that is potentially misleading, according to a new
For decades, discussing gender-based violence in Sudan was out of the question—and data on the topic sorely lacking,
American’s life expectancy dropped 1.5 years in 2020—to 77 years, 4 months.