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Why Pandemic Agreement Negotiations Failed to Land

Months of negotiations and a final weeklong push ended with impasses over technology sharing and accountability measures

Safeguarding the Pandemic Agreement from Disinformation

A sustained disinformation campaign worldwide is undermining the highly anticipated pandemic agreement

Governance

Inside the Global Burden of Disease Study

IHME Director Christopher Murray recounts the study's role in shaping global policy and how collaborators overcame COVID

Governance

The New U.S. Strategy on Global Health Security

The strategy seeks to make U.S. foreign policy on global health more effective

Governance

Pandemic Prevention Begins at Home

Proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations could enable timely outbreak reporting at the local level

Governance

Where COVID Has Shifted Flu and RSV Seasons

In some countries, peaks in flu hospitalizations occurred 4.3 weeks early on average relative to the pre-COVID era

Governance

A Virus Hunter's Struggle for Respect in Post-COVID China

Zhang Yongzhen's recent ordeal is an interplay of personal, cultural, institutional, and political factors

Trade

Moderna Cancels Kenya Vaccine Project Due to Familiar Economic Hurdles

The cancellation reminds the world that more efforts are needed for equitable vaccine distribution

Governance

Lessons From Africa for Future-Proofing Global Health

Africa's response to COVID-19 provides valuable insight for organizations seeking to make meaningful change

Governance

Pandemic Agreement Negotiations Begin Final Stretch: What To Expect

With final negotiations set for late April, two experts explain the nuances of the Pandemic Agreement's latest draft

Governance

The Endgame for Global Health Governance Negotiations

Talks to finalize a pandemic agreement and IHR amendments enter decisive stages as the world's divisions deepen

Aging

Global Life Expectancy Declines for First Time in 30 Years

Overall life expectancy is struggling, according to a highly anticipated update to the Global Burden of Disease study

Governance

The Shadow of China's Lockdown Remains

Four years after China locked down Wuhan, the country is still feeling the aftershocks

Food

COVID-Era Learning Loss Tied to Food Insecurity

New data points to food security as a predicator of academic success during the pandemic