How Senegal has set the standard on COVID-19 At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts warned of a ticking time bomb in Africa as many feared that the coronavirus would overwhelm the continent’s fragile health care systems, resulting in massive fatalities. But nearly eight months after the first confirmed case on the continent, African
A global COVID-19 facility could prevent 'vaccine nationalism' — but the challenges are steep As the wealthiest governments sink billions of dollars into their own COVID-19 vaccinations, public health officials warn that "vaccine nationalism" could leave behind the poorest countries. A new COVAX Global Vaccines Facility may offer the best hope for ensuring the world’s
The schools where children can't wash their hands or use a toilet Hand-washing remains the first line of defense against COVID-19, yet new research reveals that 2 in 5 schools worldwide lacked basic hand-washing facilities prior to the outbreak. As children, young people, and teachers in many parts of the world prepare to go back
Fight 'shadow pandemic' by overhauling funding strategy, women leaders say COVID-19 is weakening social, educational, and health services access for women and girls. But the crisis also provides an opportunity to dismantle traditional development funding structures, and create a more equitable system that reaches more women, especially women of color, according to female development leaders.