Why COVID-19 variants got new Greek names
Calling variants by their country of origin has politicised the pandemic response, leading to countries being blamed and people originating from those countries stigmatised and targeted – sometimes violently. Now, the World Health Organization is…
Democratic Republic of the Congo COVAX vaccine roll-out information and latest news.
Could new outbreaks put Ebola vaccines to the test once again
Guinea is having its first Ebola outbreak since 2016, when West Africa experienced the biggest outbreak ever seen. Could the vaccine that contained previous outbreaks soon be redeployed?
Is the colonial era still impacting people’s health today?
A new study suggests that historical traumas from the French colonial era may be associated with less trust in modern medicine and lower vaccination rates today.
From biodefence to the DRC: How the Ebola vaccine became one of the fastest vaccines to license in history
COVID-19 vaccines are set to become the quickest vaccines in history to go from initial trials to rollout, but what lessons can we learn from its speedy predecessor: the Ebola vaccine?
How good quality data is vital to saving lives
Throughout the 2016–2020 strategic period, the Vaccine Alliance has worked with countries to improve data quality. From GIS to SMS, new tech and tools aim to reach more people with life-saving immunisation.