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Why is Southeast Asia Responding Differently to COVID-19?

Fundamental differences and objectives between nation states in Southeast Asia influence their responses to COVID-19

The Double Threat of COVID-19 in Africa

Deaths from health-care disruptions due to COVID-19 are almost certain to outnumber deaths from the coronavirus itself

Indonesia's Foreign Policy and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jakarta tests a new foreign policy strategy on the challenges created by COVID-19

Untrained Drug Sellers Replacing Doctors—A Challenge for COVID-19

Success controlling COVID-19 in lower-income countries will depend on implementing strategies appropriate to those areas

Holding Incumbents Accountable: COVID-19 at the Ballot Box

Lessons from elections during the pandemic in Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, and South Korea

Spread of COVID-19 Variants Adds to Urgency of Disease Control Efforts

Increasing evidence suggests new COVID-19 variants are more transmissible between people

Overcoming COVID-19 Misinformation in Africa

Country borders and language barriers do little to stop the spread of unverified scientific claims about COVID-19

One Year From the Front Lines of COVID-19 in New York City

Frontline providers found a solution to communication breakdown during the pandemic: talking to each other

Global Solidarity Can’t End With the COVID-19 Pandemic

Global solidarity will help end the pandemic and other diseases that have killed too many people in low-income countries

COVID-19: This Crisis Should Make Us Stronger

As efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 succeed, those who are better off must help the most vulnerable

The Thousand and One Natural Shocks of COVID-19

Assessing psychological impacts of coronavirus—the second in a two-part series on the mental health burden of COVID-19

Border Management After COVID-19: New Strategies Required

The WHO has an opportunity to align public health and domestic politics on border measures after the pandemic

Don't Let COVID-19 Push Women and Girls Behind

COVID-19 response plans can only be effective if they properly address the needs of women and girls

A New Way to Drive COVID-19 Vaccine Development

How a "benefit-based advance market commitment" could build on existing Gavi COVAX and EU Joint Procurement initiatives

COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call to Africa for Investing in Responsive and Resilient Health-Care Systems

How COVID-19 is highlighting the importance of investing in countries' health-care systems

The Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy

The pandemic has made reversing the global decline in democracy and freedom harder

Falling Through the Cracks: COVID-19 and the Rise of Maternal Deaths in Africa

Africa’s unified pandemic response has saved lives, but reduced access to routine services puts women’s health in danger

COVID-19 Shows Us It's Time to Tackle Obesity and Overweight

Lessons and cautionary tales from the anti-smoking movement show us a way to move forward

COVID-19: It Ain’t Over Until There’s PPE All Over

None of us are safe until all health workers are protected. The time to start is now.

Institutional Failures in COVID-19

The pandemic shows us why organizations should separate nurturing partner and policing health authority roles

Mothers, Children, and the Terrible Choice Between COVID-19 and Other Infections

Decisive action is required now to protect the most vulnerable from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during the pandemic

Countering COVID-19 Misinformation in Africa

On a continent of 1.3 billion people, WHO and partners are working to cut through the noise on social media and dash hea

The Problem of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Teens

One high school senior says the decision to vaccinate should rest with teenagers

Emergency Departments: A Site for Future COVID-19 Vaccinations

Given equity considerations, emergency departments should be used to expand vaccine distribution

Models, Math, and COVID-19: A Public Health Response

Instead of focusing solely on deaths, policymakers should consider the totality of the pandemic's impact

COVID-19 and America’s Migrant Workforce

Need health care and groceries? Congress should protect the immigrant workforce—even if the Trump Administration won't

The Mexico-United States Border, COVID-19, and Global Health Diplomacy

Mexico and the United States need to reformulate their bilateral health diplomacy in the aftermath of COVID-19

How the Origins of COVID-19 Became Politicized

Where the coronavirus came from is no longer a scientific question—thanks to narrative spin, agendas, and misinformation

Back to Basics After COVID-19

Investing in Primary Care Now Will Prepare the U.S. for the Next Pandemic

How to Build a Global COVID-19 Surveillance Program

A call to action and a blueprint to pave the way

Revisiting the Origin Story of COVID-19

And why lab security in the age of COVID should be a priority

What's Next for COVID-19?

Containment of the coronavirus would make an enormous difference to health around the world. Is it still possible?

A Tale of Two Countries During COVID-19

India and the Philippines have seen parallel health system challenges during the pandemic

COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Requires a Multidisciplinary Strategy Grounded in Health Equity

Vaccinating as many people as possible is the most effective strategy that can enable ending the pandemic

What the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Can Teach Us About COVID-19

The impacts of stigma, fear, and bureaucracy in emerging epidemics

A "To Undo" List for the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Response

The incoming administration must unwind competing messages dispensed by the incumbent and recalibrate health norms

COVID-19 Highlights the Need for Universal Health Coverage

Universal health coverage is achievable for all countries—and in the aftermath of the pandemic, it should be implemented

Combating COVID-19 Without Sacrificing Sustainable Development Goals

We must not stop investing in long-term health projects—even under significant resource constraints in times of pandemic

Age in the Age of COVID-19

Ageism and the opportunity to be different

Africa and Europe After COVID-19

When the dust of this crisis settles, it will be time to pour a new foundation for EU-Africa relations moving forward

COVID-19 This Week: On the Brink

The United States is a global outlier—a long way from vaccines or containment, even as we consider reopening schools

Where WASH Figures in the COVID-19 Fight

Hard-sought health security in sub-Saharan Africa should build on WASH programs, which are already proven to save lives

A Path Forward on COVID-19 in Tanzania

There is no time to waste in saving lives

Bridging the Digital Divide in COVID-19

Global pandemic should catalyze long-term solutions to increase internet access inside more homes for social resilience

What Happens When COVID-19 Ends?

The pandemic has exposed cracks in our health-care systems, shortsightedness of human interests, and poor public policy

COVID-19 Is Smoke and Mirrors—What Matters Is International Law

Health is political, and the best political choice at the moment would be to strengthen WHO's legal power—not destroy it

India's COVID-19 Widows

Why women need protection under international law

Six Proactive Steps in a Smart Trade Approach to Fighting COVID-19

Tariffs, subsidies, waivers, licensure, and what a trade agenda to support the fight against coronavirus might look like

In Africa’s COVID-19 Response, Strive, Don’t Settle

Broad and equitable health systems could finally be within reach for African countries—closer than the world realizes

Solidarity, Agility and Continuity: Three Cornerstones of Ethiopia’s COVID-19 Response

Resilience of health programs and other essential services today will become the gateway for a better Ethiopia tomorrow

COVID-19 This Week—The Looming Question: Internal Travel Restrictions

To reduce risk, we must close bars and other indoor spaces, reduce crowds, mask up, wash hands, and increase distancing

Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governments have an obligation to guarantee the continued protection of the public's rights during and after a pandemic

Women and Suicide During COVID-19

In some countries, suicide among females has increased as the pandemic wears on

What Other Sectors Can Show for Women's Leadership in COVID-19

Lessons on inclusion from the fields of conflict resolution, security, and business

The Trillion-Dollar Question With COVID-19

How significant is climate on coronavirus transmission?

Bridging the Data Divide in COVID-19

Collaborative health data networks and open access would give boundless opportunities to advance disease surveillance

President Biden's COVID-19 Summit and the Shift in Pandemic Geopolitics

The pandemic is fading in importance for balance-of-power politics

South Africa’s War on COVID-19

Key dates, interventions, and impacts of responses are helping to create a community of practice among African countries

We Need a Pro-Poor and Pro-Black Response to COVID-19

Concentrate testing in poor Black and Latinx neighborhoods now and plan for an equitable distribution of future vaccines

The Ripple Effect of U.S. Immigration Policies During COVID-19

Self-inflicted problems of unsafe detentions and deportations of people with coronavirus impede effective U.S. responses

Much at Stake as EU Battles COVID-19

Does Europe have the will to unite as one and protect global health around the world, or will national politics prevail?

COVID-19 Highlights the Need for Community Health

Turning the tide on the pandemic and achieving greater global health security demands stronger community health systems

COVID-19 as a Digital Pandemic

The tech sector is booming with health monitoring apps—but to realize their public benefit we need new ways to vet them

Britain's Moral Bankruptcy Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Why a study set to deliberately infect people with coronavirus is unethical, unnecessary, and likely to be uninformative

Commercial Determinants of Health in COVID-19

Often part of the problem in pandemics, private sector businesses can be part of the solution as well and protect people

Feminist Foreign Policy and COVID-19

Global health security for the poorest and most vulnerable people requires trade policies that protect health workers

How to Save Lives in a COVID-19 Pandemic

Global preparedness is critical to saving lives and sparing health, societal, and economic impacts—now and in the future

Epidemics and Infodemics in the Post-Truth Era, from Ebola to COVID-19

Social media can be a powerful weapon in the post-truth era. Or it can be a catalyst for the next global health disaster

COVID-19 and Tobacco: Unmasking the Smoke Screen

World No Tobacco Day 2020 exposes the false dichotomy between public health and the economy when it comes to Big Tobacco

Fighting COVID-19 With One Hand Tied Behind Our Backs?

For better health security, it's time to end gender biases that keep women out of global health leadership positions

Indonesia Charts an Innovative Path on COVID-19 Vaccination

Poised for an ambitious vaccine rollout, the country must use all tools available to mitigate the worst of the pandemic

Hearing Loss, Social Isolation, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Socially distanced environments require inclusive policies for hard-of-hearing people

The Next Phase of COVID-19 Response 

A focus on risk mitigation with masks and vaccines  

Solutions to the COVID-19 Crisis in Asia

Governments embraced telemedicine and other technology innovations that had previously languished due to red tape

COVID-19's Unmasking of Health Inequities in the United States

It's more important than ever for policymakers to address the social determinants of health

How COVID-19 Proved a Boon for Dutertismo –With Long-Term Damage to Philippine Democracy

The pandemic could push the Philippines' fragile democracy over the edge into enduring illiberalism

How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About COVID-19

You can help save lives this holiday season by mastering these techniques

Without Community Health Workers, the Global COVID-19 Response Could Fail

Community health workers have played a vital role in global health efforts

A New Normal With COVID-19: The Next Steps We Must Take

With good strategy and strong execution, we will be able to return to a safer, more united world with better health care

Health Security and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Health and Security for Whom?

The pandemic proves that "health security" should no longer drive global health policy

The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Democracy

It will take years until political analysts can definitively assess the pandemic's impact on U.S. democracy

COVID-19: An Investment in Our Economy

Policymakers and leaders must recognize that an investment in the health of our people is an investment in our economy

A "Third Way" for World Order After COVID-19

The pandemic will accelerate the development of a "multiplex" world

The Challenge of Strengthening Democracy and Global Health in U.S. Foreign Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has battered the belief that democracy is good for global health

The Pandemic and the Future of India's Foreign Policy

Mismanagement of COVID-19 at home squandered India's advantages in vaccine diplomacy

The Case Against a Pandemic Treaty

Strengthening global health governance after COVID-19 does not require a pandemic treaty

Reflections on the Election in Pandemic America

The devastating COVID-19 pandemic has not transformed U.S. politics on health

To Boost or Not to Boost: It's Complicated

It's probably too soon for most Americans to get another shot

The Question of Booster Vaccines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

High-income nations aren't the only ones seeking the COVID-19 vaccine "holy grail"

Could Coronavirus Kill a Million Americans?

Plan for the worst but work for the best to limit spread, improve survival, and reduce the societal costs of COVID-19

The Psychological Toll of the Pandemic: What Isolation Does to the Brain

The worldwide increase in isolation during COVID-19 is sure to exact a psychological toll on people across the globe

A New Era for Health Policy and Systems Research

It is now time to boost and embed health policy and systems research to handle crucial questions related to COVID-19

The Unpaid Debt of Underinvestment in Public Health

Limited progress on the social determinants of health has left populations in Kenya and elsewhere vulnerable to COVID-19

Southeast Asia Needs Its Own CDC

COVID-19 is a baptism by fire and highlights the need for an effective, durable disease control authority in the region

The Myth of South Asian Exceptionalism

South Asia's young population conceals the effects that COVID-19 has on its older and more vulnerable people

How Relevant Is COVAX to Middle-Income Countries?

The scramble for COVID-19 vaccines in middle-income countries

A Call for Global Solidarity

If COVID-19 has taught anything, it's that we are one world—and a world where many places need money and technical help

South Asia Needs a New Playbook (Now) to Stop the Coronavirus Catastrophe

COVID-19 offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to correct years of health security neglect and chronic under-investment

Coronavirus: A Twenty-Year Failure

Unheeded warnings and past pandemic preparedness policy failures have left the world vulnerable to COVID-19

What We Talk About When We Talk About Coronavirus

A gendered and political analysis of world leaders’ COVID-19 pandemic statements in March 2020

Ill-Equipped to Heal

A personal story of COVID-19 in Kenya

EU: Strongly United for Health—Deeply Divided on the Economy

Lock-step solidarity during COVID-19 pandemic is challenged by policy questions within and "mask diplomacy" from abroad

Here We Go Again: U.S. Policy and Health Security

Framing pandemics as security threats failed to prepare the United States for COVID-19

Coronavirus, War, and Yemen in Between: A Recipe for Disaster

Without a collective effort to suppress COVID-19 in conflict zones, people in those areas will pay the highest price

Women in Health Care: A Call for Pandemic Equity

At the G20 in Rome, it's time for a gender-responsive approach to COVID-19

Afraid to Die, Afraid to Go to the Clinic

Amplifying tuberculosis survivor perspectives to encourage men to seek care for COVID-19 in South Africa and elsewhere

Coronavirus in Latin America

How will the region cope with COVID-19 pressure on health care systems, weak economies, and unstable politics

Don’t Discriminate Against Those Who Remain Uninfected

Could barring people who were never sick from returning to work and school perversely incentivize getting COVID-19?

Coronavirus in East Africa

Disease-induced divisions and challenges to regional blocs are set to deepen in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

Why Private Sector Engagement Should Be Part of the Solution in the Developing World

It’s time we push for a broader COVID-19 response that recognizes the role of business in systemic and behavior change

Family Affair: Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis

In the Bay of Bengal, where Cyclone Amphan collided with COVID-19, a glimpse of why we need environmental sustainability

Which Governments Prioritize Health Spending?

As COVID-19 causes simultaneous health and economic crises worldwide, it's an opportunity to evaluate health spending

Global Health Needs a New Approach to Evidence Grading

COVID-19 crisis highlights how some important questions have to be answered without the benefit of experimental studies

Tentative Victory Against Ebola in Eastern Congo

Success against Ebola through quarantines, contact-tracing, and good hygiene bodes well for future response to COVID-19

A Wake-Up Call for Healthier Design

Good design principles and simple measures to prevent the spread COVID-19 inspired by African traditional health centers

Coronavirus Testing in New York—Well Short

A call to prioritize COVID-19 testing for first responders from a city ER doctor who can't get a test, even with a fever

Vietnam Ends "Zero-COVID"—Is It Too Soon?

With low vaccination rates, another virus surge is a concern

The Kids Are (Not) Alright

Analyzing the evidence against—and in support of—reopening schools during COVID-19

Coronavirus Drugs—To Have and Have Not

Africa's least developed countries should apply a WTO patent waiver, to import generic versions of future COVID-19 drugs

Pig Pandemics and Other "Epizootic" Threats

COVID-19 is scary, and so are disease outbreaks in animals—they cause great economic devastation and disrupt human lives

Long-Term Impacts of Coronavirus in South Korea

Despite South Korea’s high capacity for response, COVID-19's spread may incite human, economic, and political disasters

Why Social Policies Make Coronavirus Worse

Too late for COVID-19, but strengthening safety nets and health security in U.S. would help us respond to future threats

Coronavirus in Samoa

Serendipitous twist of a tragic 2019 measles outbreak may have left small island nation unusually prepared for COVID-19

Pandemic Reparations and Justice in Global Health Governance

Does seeking damages from China for COVID-19 achieve justice or reveal that justice is a product of power politics?

Why the WHO?

The World Health Organization is essential to convening scientific experts and the world’s best thinking on COVID-19

The Big European Shut Down

COVID-19 pandemic reflects the EU’s powerlessness to act coherently on health matters—but it also reveals a path forward

Argentina's Quarantine—The Long View

To build on the country's early success against COVID-19, we should envision an overall Latin American pandemic response

Homelessness in Times of Coronavirus—A Way Forward for the United States

COVID-19 challenges us to reform affordable housing and social services that support people experiencing homelessness

How to Future-Proof Medical Supplies

Building resilience in COVID-19's wake will require multiple strategies, including strengthening our medical stockpile

Time for a Smart Approach to Boosters

Some privileged Americans are seeking out supplementary COVID-19 vaccines, but the most vulnerable should be prioritized

Coronavirus in Toronto—Lessons Lost on a Second SARS

The city's COVID-19 response is strongly informed by the experience of the earlier outbreak—but by no means exceptional

Laboratory Diagnostics—Rarely Appreciated Until Something Goes Wrong

Problems with COVID-19 testing highlights need for strong U.S. labs to detect, control, and respond to emerging diseases

Two Hundred Thousand and (Not) Counting

The U.S. failure to collect social and community data hampers efforts to control COVID-19 and to address health inequity

Coronavirus in Iran—An Isolated Response?

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, will Tehran wean itself off suspicions and collaborate in efforts to control the virus?

The Voices of the Navajos

After COVID-19, who will hear the Navajo Nation and address education, water infrastructure, and food insecurity issues?

Africa and Coronavirus—Will Lockdowns Work?

Here's why countries in Africa should chart their own paths in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—and two ways they can

National Security Risks and the American Weak Link

We should address U.S. investment choices in Public Health Infrastructure and Universal Health Care after COVID-19

I Am an ER Doctor in New York City

The unseen mental and emotional cost of the COVID-19 pandemic—chronicled in the journals of one emergency physician

Why U.S. Vaccine Nationalism Hurts India

Stockpiling COVID-19 jabs cannot be more important than saving human lives

Why Aren't Russians Getting Vaccinated?

A COVID-19 shot has been available for months, yet vaccination rates remain low

Russia’s Not Ready for Coronavirus

Notwithstanding vigorous containment efforts and typical bluster, Russia faces a reckoning if COVID-19 cannot be stopped

Limited Information Hampers Understanding of U.S. Farmed Mink Outbreaks

Comparing the U.S. and Danish responses to COVID-19 outbreaks in mink populations

Coronavirus in the Middle East

A look at COVID-19 in seven countries, some fragile or failed, which illustrates many of the problems the region faces

Coronavirus in India

Mitigating the health effects of COVID-19 beyond the immediate

Medical Diplomacy—Lessons From Cuba

COVID-19 is a chance to design more efficient, equitable, and ethical health care responses during a crisis

The Inequity of Vaccine Passports

Tracking the global use of COVID-19 vaccine certificates

Systemic Racism in Mammogram Guidelines

Breaking down U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations in the COVID-19 pandemic

Patent Pools and the Pandemic—A Renewed Debate

In light of COVID-19 we need to revisit patent pools and their potential for pro-competitive and anticompetitive effects

Six Months Under the Coronavirus

Lessons Learned from the Leading COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies Around the Globe

Up and Out of the Darkness

COVID-19 forced many into isolation, bringing attention to the long-term effects of loneliness on health

Don't be Seduced: Two Shots Are Better Than One

The current U.S. COVID-19 vaccine administration schedule is evidence-based and the right one

It’s Time for Leadership That Looks Like the People It Serves

To win back trust, the Biden admin should fill the government with decision-makers as diverse as the U.S. population

The G20 Disappoints on Global Health, but That's OK with the United States 

U.S. foreign policy on global health did not require the G20 Summit to be transformative 

The Real Meaning of Omicron

Travel disruptions and shaky financial markets suggest the world is still far from prepared for pandemics

Canada's New Immigrants and the Path to Digital Health Dividends

Even before the pandemic, there was a digital health divide, but COVID-19 has magnified it for immigrant communities

COVID-19—A Review of Community Participation

Citizen participation can reduce damages caused by the pandemic and—crucially—help identify a sustainable path forward

Religion and COVID-19—Keeping Faith in the Battle Against Coronavirus

Faith leaders and their organizations can and should serve as crucial allies in the fight against COVID-19—and many are

Condoms, Cookstoves, Seatbelts, and Face Masks

Forget all the self-righteous, public judgement—let's find better ways to cajole people into wearing face masks

Contact Tracing Requires Building Trust

As states gear up their contact tracing efforts, here’s how they should approach getting buy-in within their communities

The Winding Road to Free COVID Vaccines in India

Why one of the world's top vaccine producers has wrestled with vaccination at home

A Look at Vaccine Equity from Pakistan

Why intellectual property sharing between high-, middle-, and low-income countries is essential

COVID in India: Drawing Lessons From its Biggest Public Health Crisis

India needs to address inequities in rural health-care access, quality and infrastructure

Coronavirus in Nigeria: A Case for Community Engagement

Nigerians should have a sense of ownership in mitigation—how their daily sacrifices help to curb this deadly pandemic

Shifting Front Lines in West Africa

Leveraging community health promoters to protect vulnerable populations against COVID- 19 and other threats in Nigeria

In Thailand, Noncitizen Health Matters

National progress on migrant health is expansive, effective, and has helped Thailand avoid the worst of the coronavirus

Coronavirus in Russia: First Wave, Round Two—The Regions

COVID-19 wreaks destruction in Dagestan and other places where rural destitution smacks into obfuscating officialdom

UPDATED: Timeline of the Coronavirus

A frequently updated tracker of emerging developments from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

A Wake-Up Call Both Brutal and Urgent

For faster medical product access in low- and middle-income countries, make long-term investments in regulatory systems

Politics May Kill Us, Not the Coronavirus

In these times of pandemic, crisis, and despair we need more bipartisan support for rational actions informed by science

Why Mass Vaccination in the West Could be Bad News for Chinese Leaders

To narrow the immunity gap, China could be forced to prioritize its domestic vaccine needs

How to Keep Schools Open in the Face of Delta

Face masks and vaccines are just some of the methods schools can use to stay open

One Weak Link and the Whole Thing Falls Apart

A more structured, uniform, and comprehensive U.S. approach is needed to collect, report, and analyze coronavirus data

Coronavirus in South Asia Takes Hold as April Arrives

Density of crowds in India and Pakistan is thwarting social distancing measures as mass unemployment looms across region

The Urgent Need for an African Medicines Agency

Africa needs to continue strengthening and relying on its own health-care agencies

The End of New Zealand's Zero-COVID Policy

Many worry it will magnify existing inequalities

The Africa We Want: Protecting Health and Livelihood

Deepening economic integration to boost intra-African trade requires an equal investment in public health structures

What It Means To Be Fully Vaccinated

It depends on how you look at it

Rethinking the Future of Global Health

There can be no better time to reimagine our health security based on global cooperation, equity, trust, and solidarity

Nursing Doubts About the Vaccine

Approximately two-thirds of U.S. nurses are hesitant or unwilling to accept the new coronavirus vaccines

Vaccine Dreams and Russian Reality

Putin's gamble on an untested cure has high stakes—it could pay off if it actually works but will cost lives if it fails

Vaccine Nationalism and Africa

African Union calls for a “People's Vaccine” as African Academy of Sciences begins mapping local clinical trials sites

Planning Amid Uncertainty

A tricky time in the COVID-19 pandemic

Global Health Surveillance in an Internet Age

Let's come up with a sophisticated surveillance system for predicting local disease outbreaks based on consumer behavior

All Focus Must Turn to Health Care Workers Now

To save ourselves we need to protect the people who risk everything and sacrifice their own safety to save everyone else

Coronavirus and Ebola: Hard Lessons, Prudently Applied

Here’s what we learned from the 2014 Ebola crisis in Liberia—and how that wisdom may spare Africa the worst of COVID-19

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation—From Charity to Solidarity

Why we need to re-center the narrative around working with indigenous peoples in the Navajo Nation and other communities

Coronavirus in Zimbabwe

The country is facing an unprecedented public health catastrophe—and action is required to prevent more needless deaths

Eroding Faith in Public Health Leaders

Examining political pressures and public trust in public health leadership

Violence in Times of Coronavirus—The Ugly Truth

We cannot afford to unsee domestic abuse after COVID-19—we need a world free from violence against women and children

Big Data Requires Big Thinking on Data Governance

We need concrete guidelines now to secure data privacy and address missing data, missed use of data, and misuse of data

Separated by a Common Infection

A mess of coronavirus responses—from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. federal government to U.S. states

India: Moving Forward After "Humanitarian Calamity"

The pandemic, Modi, and what's next for the world's largest democracy

From Synergies to Tragedies: 9/11, Terrorism, and Pathogenic Threats

After the 9/11 and anthrax attacks, efforts to mesh counterterrorism and public health have failed

Waging Another Public Health "War?"

Overreliance on military language in global health risks missing more appropriate, effective and compassionate responses

A Truce in the Trade War Will Save American Lives

Immediately lifting all tariffs on personal protection equipment will enable doctors and nurses to safely do their work

The Urgent Need to Better Monitor Vaccine Safety in the Real World

The colossal undertaking of global vaccine rollout is facing another gargantuan challenge: monitoring their safety

The World Health Organization and Pandemic Politics

The Good, the Bad, and an Ugly Future for Global Health

Public Health is Always Political

U.S. pandemic responses are human endeavors led by governments put in place by the people through political processes

We Must Let a Million Flowers Bloom

For India to thrive, the voluntary, non-governmental organization sector must survive

Tackling Cancer Through Universal Health Coverage

Turning the tide through prevention, treatment, and other cancer control interventions depends on strong health systems

Tokyo Olympics Health Measures Are a Game Changer

Olympic champion-turned public health expert Tara Kirk Sell on COVID-fighting plans at the summer games

After the Inauguration: Global Health and the Biden Administration

President Joe Biden's plans will restore U.S. leadership in global health

Diagnostic Gaps in Global Health

Lack of diagnostic capacity in primary care impacts patient outcomes, damages health systems, and lowers health security

On the Framework Convention on Global Health

The convention offers a human rights-based legal foundation for global health security—which is exactly what we need now

Pandemic Protests: When Unrest and Instability Go Viral

Ensuring health security is essential for maintaining national security

Getting School Health Right in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

School nutrition and health programs took a hit during COVID, now it's time to reinforce these school-based safety nets 

President Biden's First Foreign Policy Speech: Reality Check or Missed Opportunity for Global Health?

Convincing the world that the United States is back in terms of global health will be a long and arduous road

A Robust U.S. Response to China's Health Diplomacy Will Reap Domestic and Global Benefits

It's in the United States' interest to provide an alternative to China's Health Silk Road

Criminalizing HIV Slows Progress

Discriminatory laws keep people from seeking care and prevention information

The Color of COVID After Biden's First 100 Days

A stronger economy can be achieved by placing women, especially women of color, at the center of legislative framework

Scaling up Surgery and Anesthesia, Post-Coronavirus

Expanding access to surgery and anesthesia globally would be a win–win for health security and universal health coverage

World Health Assembly and Gender: Three Steps Forward, Many More to Go

Yesterday’s resolution moves towards equity, but misses three key marks—fair pay, better data, and smarter funding

"No-COVID" Germany: Launching a Policy Debate in a Complex Political Environment

This new strategy proposal adheres to the principle that every infection is one too many

Midsummer for the Season—But Not the Coronavirus

A case in poor leadership, the U.S. containment strategy has lacked clarity, consistency, credibility, and compassion

HIV/AIDS and COVID: A Dual Battle

HIV/AIDS and COVID: A Dual Battle

Reproductive Rights Are at a Crossroads in a COVID-Weary World

Some countries have improved access and care, while others have floundered 

No Future But A Shared Future

An excerpt from "Legal Tools for Pandemic Preparedness"

Coronavirus in Malawi

Shutdowns reversed amid an upcoming election, other disease threats, and more than half the population living in poverty

Coronavirus in South Asia

Pakistan counts up, India locks down, Nepal and Bhutan close, Sri Lanka imposes curfews, and Bangladesh nears shutdown

Why Neglected Tropical Diseases Still Matter

Ending neglected tropical diseases is necessary for a brighter future

What We Ask About Coronavirus in Africa

Search query data from 21 African countries reveal public perceptions, gaps in knowledge, and opportunities to educate

A Global Imperative for Local Support

The novel coronavirus pandemic raises the stakes for strengthening local partners and capacity to deliver health care

The COVID Pandemic—A Global Crisis in an Era of Great Power Rivalry 

The United States must prepare for future pandemics in a geopolitical world

Why Global Health is Missing its Moment

The field has always been political, but our refusal to engage as such has sidelined experts just as they're most needed

Children, Hunger, Stress, and Coronavirus

We need to identify at-risk U.S. children and expand safety nets worldwide to keep kids fed, immunized, and looked after

Expertise, Coronavirus, and the New Normal

North–south divide in the time of coronavirus may be a preview of what will emerge on other side of the pandemic

Coronavirus and America's Food Supply

Swift action to ensure worker safety, robust food inspections, and sustained supply chains should be top U.S. priorities

The World Needs U.S. Funding to Prevent and Prepare for the Next Pandemic

At this week's White House pandemic summit and beyond, all eyes are on the United States

During This Pandemic, It Is Us that Our Children Need Protection From

Looking at resilience and mental health across Singaporeans during the pandemic

Rethinking Border Management and Global Health Security after the Pandemic

Border measures will be a more complex and controversial challenge for the post-pandemic world

Hurricanes, Pandemics, Floods, Frail Systems, and Failed Responses

Imagining a post-Harvey, post-Irma, post-Hanna, post-COVID-19 world of pandemics, natural disasters, and U.S. resiliency

Poverty's Albatross—Nigeria in Mid-Century

Solving Nigeria's poverty problem will be complex—there are no silver bullets—but it's key to reducing poverty in Africa

Coronavirus in Europe: Who If Not Us?

Can the EU balance internal recovery with geopolitical influence and lift its gaze towards the international sphere?

Collateral Damage of the U.S. Withdrawal from the WHO: Frontline Responders

Retreating from WHO in the middle of a pandemic dishonors and endangers health-care workers at home and around the globe

Coronavirus in Ecuador

Pandemic highlights need for a future broad, multidisciplinary, independent commission to inform science-based decisions

Expanding Health-Care Access in Times of Coronavirus

Health and wellness centers have expanded access to primary health-care services in Punjab, India—even in the pandemic

Traversing Nepal’s COVID Peaks and Valleys

Traversing Nepal’s COVID Peaks and Valleys

The WHO We Need for the Next Pandemic

The World Health Organization should be more independent, collaborate with NGOs, and increase emphasis on human rights

Dual Pandemics: Coronavirus and Gender-Based Violence

With violence doubling in some places, women bear the brunt of COVID-19—lessons from Rwanda for a post-pandemic world

Coronavirus is a Public Health Nightmare—Now Comes One More

As the pandemic chokes off opioid supplies from China and unemployment skyrockets, U.S. meth addiction is set to explode

Coronavirus in Ukraine

In heat of pandemic, Ukraine’s American and European partners shouldn’t let their support of one valuable ally grow cold

Children of Immigrants and Their Mental Health Needs

We should create more comprehensive, accessible, and culturally sensitive initiatives for U.S. children of immigrants

Supporting Kids With Long COVID as They Head Back to School

Schools will need to accommodate children with lingering post-virus symptoms

We Need a Greater Commitment to Community Health

Community health care should be enshrined in national and local budgets, similar to education and other health spending

What Global Health Can Learn From Black Lives Matter

Shifting power from distant, donor-country elites to local aid recipients will lead to stronger global health systems

In Somalia, Should COVID Vaccination or Food Security Come First?

Conflict and drought further complicate the East African nation's health decisions

Plague Ships, Shotgun Mobs, and the "Saffron Scourge"

Recalling the massive, deadly New Orleans yellow fever epidemic of 1878—and what lessons it holds for coronavirus today

To Decolonize Global Health, We Must Examine the Global Political Economy

We cannot talk about decolonizing without discussing colonialism's most fundamental legacy in global health

Who Gets What and Why?

Countries need informed decision-making through health technology assessment to allocate resources during the pandemic

A New Global Health Order?

Low-income countries and non-alignment in the wake of the pandemic

The Politics of Primary Health Care

A Q & A with health leaders from Costa Rica and Thailand

Taking on the Biology of the Virus Itself

We need an Apollo project for pandemic preparedness

The Golden Hour: The Critical Time Between Life and Death

From road traffic injury prevention to definitive trauma care 

Pakistan's Response to COVID—An Aerial View

From border closures to banned cricket matches, a former state minister of health details COVID-fighting strategies

A Moment of Truth for Bolsonaro

It's unclear whether the pandemic will have any significant effect on Brazilian politics over the long term

Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Hesitant Steps Forward

How AI is transforming the work of radiologists and reshaping global health delivery

U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Health Explored

A series on the future of U.S. engagement on global health

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

The best shot is the one in your arm

A Path to Global Citizenship for the United States: Building Back Better in Global Health

The United States should earn back the trust of its allies and fulfill its obligations to restore U.S. global leadership

Six Things to Watch at The World Health Assembly

Expect pandemic politics and demands to end health inequities

The United States Needs a New Approach to Fight Pandemics in a New Era

The new administration should adopt a new approach to global health, characterized by solidarity rather than leadership

Nurses Will Lead Health-Care Teams Out of the Pandemic

Interprofessional collaboration will play an important role in mitigating the global health workforce crisis

Who's Next? Unpacking U.S. Vaccine Rollout

Variations across U.S. states in who is prioritized for the vaccine is creating challenges for an efficient rollout