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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 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

Poverty

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

Governance

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

Food

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

Governance

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

Gender

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

Gender

Data for Contraceptive Security Decision-Making

Newly launched interactive visualization tool will help measure and track access to contraceptives and guide programs

Governance

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

Governance

COVID-19 This Week: The Tide Is Beginning to Turn, But Is Still Very High

The better we understand coronavirus, our risk, and our response with real-time intelligence, the better we can fight it

Governance

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

Governance

Coronavirus Epidemiology This Week

We won’t stop COVID-19 until we focus on the data that matter

Poverty

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

Governance

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