Opinion: African women are leading the fight against COVID-19
It is no surprise that women-led countries have suffered six times fewer confirmed COVID-19 deaths than countries led by men, according to a University of Dublin study. Women leaders are better placed to draw on informal networks to mobilize rapid responses and community support. They are used to finding alternative resources and building ingenious partnerships to solve problems. Read more…

Opinion: We need to improve AMR surveillance systems, now more than ever
The systematic collection and analysis of health data during the patient care pathway provides vital public health information, helping guide care and data-based decision-making. For antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, and other drug-resistant infections, this surveillance process underpins the availability of data on the prevalence of drug-resistant infections and corresponding patterns of antimicrobial use, as well as data for guidance on infection prevention and control. Read more…

Funding COVID-19 vaccines: A timeline
In the race to create a vaccine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, funding is a critical component. An analysis of data available on the Devex funding database reveals over $39.5 billion in funding has been announced for vaccine research and development, in addition to planning for vaccine manufacturing and distribution. Read more…