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Sep 16, 2021

Sep 16, 2021
Sputnik vax assembly

Experts, COVID vaccine firms detail ways to scale up fair distribution

High-level groups and vaccine companies say there's enough vaccine, but several obstacles block doses from getting to low- and middle-income countries.

Aug 27, 2021

Aug 27, 2021
Burkina Faso schoolchildren wearing masks

Africa's COVID-19 trend stabilizes, vaccine push intensifies

Officials are hopeful Africa can reach 10% of its population with vaccine by the end of September.

Aug 19, 2021

Aug 19, 2021
Mother holding baby who has sepsis

Study casts doubt on WHO guidance on antibiotics for neonatal sepsis

The study found extremely high rates of resistance to ampicillin and gentamicin.

Aug 12, 2021

Aug 12, 2021
SARS-CoV-2

WHO calls on countries to set aside differences in SARS-CoV-2 origin probe

The next study phase includes examining raw data and stored blood samples.

Aug 10, 2021

Aug 10, 2021
Thai vax

Parts of Southeast Asia still in the heat of Delta battles

Stubbornly high levels persist in nations including Thailand and Vietnam as Delta variant activity keeps countries on edge, from Australia to China.

Jul 12, 2021

Jul 12, 2021
Benin COVAX

Delta COVID-19 surges worsen; WHO challenges push for vaccine booster doses

WHO head Tedros urges Moderna and Pfizer to go all out on channeling vaccine supply to COVAX.

Jul 09, 2021

Jul 09, 2021
Uganda COVID vaccination

Africa marks worst pandemic week; Europe sees sharp rises

Sixteen African nations report resurgences, and cases have more than doubled in some European countries.

Jul 07, 2021

Jul 07, 2021
Brazil COVID test

WHO: World at perilous point in pandemic

WHO officials said variant spread could outpace vaccines, even in countries with high vaccine coverage.

Jul 06, 2021

Jul 06, 2021
Infusion

WHO advises 2 monoclonal antibodies for severe COVID

Study finds that tocilizumab and sarilumab reduce the risk of death and the need for mechanical ventilation.

Jun 30, 2021

Jun 30, 2021
COVID vaccination in the Philippines

Global COVID cases rise a bit; Delta variant in nearly 100 nations

Both cases and deaths in Africa rise sharply—cases by 33% and deaths by 42%.

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