More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up
A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: health medicine global-health malaria viruses mosquitoes sub-saharan-africa dengue aedes-aegypti genetically-modified-mosquitoes
Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which means putting ethics before profits
The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they're available to all.
July 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus global-health ethics inequality tuberculosis prescription-drug-prices remdesivir covid-19-vaccine religion-and-society bioethics access-to-medicines drug-prices essential-medicines polio-vaccination ethical-dilemma
The Trump administration has halted funding to the World Health Organization in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. But what does it actually do with its budget?
April 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus global-health polio world-health-organization-who
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