The WHO and Germany unveiled a new pandemic intelligence hub in Berlin yesterday aimed at improving the comparison of data between countries between countries, The Guardian reports.   Chikwe Ihekweazu, the current director-general of the Nigeria CDC, will lead the hub,…

2 decades of education and research progress are at risk in Afghanistan after the Taliban retook Kabul.   Since 2004, hundreds of millions of dollars in international funding have helped establish dozens of new public and private universities; women’s enrollment burgeoned;…

The CDC has put into a motion a plan to better forecast disease threats using real-time data and analytics.  

Water covers 70% of the planet—yet 2 billion+ people can only access feces-contaminated water, risking severe illness with every sip.   Several emerging technologies are aiming to help solve the global water crisis.   The Israeli firm Watergen’s technology filters water…

Some rich countries are moving ahead on COVID-19 booster shots, while 3.5 billion people are still waiting in line to get their first jab, Amy Maxmen writes in

The environment is bearing a heavy burden of collateral damage from the pandemic—in the form of PPE waste.  

Power outages are a pain at the best of times—when they occur in hospitals, they can be deadly and costly.  Now, they are a top concern for South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.  

How are the poorest countries supposed to store the millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses finally coming their way?   Just 28% of health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have reliable power supplies.

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a far-reaching nasal swab at least once in the last 12 months.

The UN agreed yesterday on ambitious new goals for ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030—despite eleventh hour attempts by some delegates to water down protections for high-risk groups,