How Congo’s 2018 Ebola Outbreak Can Inform the Middle East’s Response to COVID-19

“Country governments, in collaboration with the WHO, its UN country partners, and other international and local organizations, must tailor their campaigns to the specific regions in which they are operating and base them within existing health-care structures and community organizations.”

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The Politics of Vaccine Donation and Diplomacy

“Ten countries are responsible for three-quarters of all doses administered worldwide, whereas 69 nations have yet to administer a single shot.”

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A Path Forward on COVID-19 in Tanzania

“Misinformation about COVID-19 continues to drown out the government’s meager recommendation, as people who have lived in fear and confusion for months search for prevention and treatments.”

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

“To vaccinate the global population, we can’t just rely on the existing health-care workforce.”

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

“These costs demonstrate that we cannot talk about decolonizing without discussing colonialism’s most fundamental legacy in global health: a political economy that prioritizes financial sustainability over access to health care in countries where ‘resource limitations’ have always been externally imposed.”

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Vaccine Spheres of Influence Tracker

“Eight weeks after the first coronavirus vaccination campaigns began, many people especially those living in low- and middle-income countries are still wondering when their turn to get a shot will come and which vaccine they will receive.”

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Trade in the Time of Pandemics

“To assure equity and affordability of access to the poor and rich alike, to save lives, and protect everyone, flexibilities in current WTO rules governing trade in medical products during a global public health emergency should be used to the maximum extent possible.”

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We May Never Get to Herd Immunity

“Even countries fortunate enough to procure sufficient quantities of vaccine may never reach herd immunity, in which case COVID-19 could become a seasonal affliction that comes each year. Many factors will be determinative – some already well understood and others not.”

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COVID-19: A Wakeup Call to Africa For Investing In Responsive And Resilient Health-Care Systems

“The majority of health systems in Africa lack adequate financial resources to deliver much-needed quality health care. Many are dependent on government funding, which in turn relies on a weak tax-base and is often constrained by competing public needs such as agriculture, education and infrastructural development.”

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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.”

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