How the Microsoft founder is changing the way the world is vaccinated and, potentially, the course of the pandemic.
An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. But as rich countries buy most of the available supply, stark inequalities remain.
From a small lab in Cambodia, Dr. Jessica Manning is on the lookout for emerging diseases.
India, China, the U.A.E. and others dole out donations in countries where they seek sway. In some cases, they are sending doses despite pressing needs at home.
New data from several vaccine trials offer positive signs, but many public health experts say emerging variants mean the next few months will be a race against the virus.
Rich countries are cornering the market on coronavirus vaccines, leaving poorer regions as potential breeding grounds for variants, like one found in South Africa, that could make vaccines less effective.
Delays, inconsistent data, spotty disclosures and the country’s attacks on Western rivals have marred its ambitious effort to portray itself as a leader in global health.
A failure to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine in poor nations will worsen economic damage, with half the costs borne by wealthy countries, new research shows.
Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.
One of the world’s largest inoculation programs is set to begin on Saturday, but experts have questioned the data behind one of the country’s two vaccines — and patients don’t get to pick their shot.
As Covid inoculations begin, the economic downturn stands to be reversed, but developing countries are at risk of being left behind.
With limited doses available, and a pandemic claiming more lives every day, a complex moral calculus has begun. Five thinkers weigh the choices ahead.
The U.S., Britain, Canada and others are hedging their bets, reserving doses that far outnumber their populations, as many poorer nations struggle to secure enough.
For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.
The emergence of vaccines has taken the edge off the worst fears, but a meaningful economic recovery probably remains distant.
He was a force on Wall Street before taking the reins of the bank in 1995, then proceeded to shake it up. He did the same at both Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. Can they do it?
Despite pledges for debt relief and expanded programs, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have delivered meager aid, say economists.
Mishra’s “Bland Fanatics” argues that many of liberalism’s exalted ideas have collapsed.
The rate of death went down in patients over 65. Researchers also found that children of all ages became infected and spread the virus to others.
A pandemic of suffering follows on the heels of Covid-19 in poor countries, and children suffer most.
The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid
A measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the last decade, even as it has risen almost everywhere else.
Poor regions where internet access is scarce are turning to an older technology to reach students. That strategy could also help in wealthy countries that have focused on online classes.
The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.
“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.
As the pandemic destroys paychecks, migrant workers are sending less money home, threatening an increase in poverty from South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Rich nations need to help poor ones now. It’s morally right — and in everyone’s self-interest.
Even with more than 500,000 dead worldwide, scientists are struggling to learn how often the virus kills. Here’s why.
Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.
Dozens of countries that borrowed from private investors have debt payments coming due as their economies have crashed because of the coronavirus.
Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah is determined to slow her conservative country’s birthrate by any means, including contraception. Not everyone is pleased.
A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.
Nations want Beijing to forgive or renegotiate loans as their economies suffer. Doing so would be costly. Saying no could hurt China’s global image.
Taking a gap year at home can be as meaningful as doing one abroad.
Laborers have not just stopped traveling in search of work. Many have also headed back to their home countries.
Experts say that for the first time since 1998, global poverty will increase. At least a half a billion people could slip into destitution by the end of the year.
The pandemic is global, so access to a vaccine should be available to every nation.
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Developing nations will need help with the economic and public health disruptions from coronavirus. But institutions designed to help are being hobbled.
More suffering is ahead for the developing world.
Poor countries are going to be decimated by the coronavirus. They need a serious rescue package.
A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.
Developing nations in Latin America and Africa cannot find enough materials and equipment to test for coronavirus, partly because the United States and Europe are outspending them.