COVID-19

Keep informed about the latest stories related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

24 September 2021

The pandemic has hurt women's health. This is why that's bad for everyone

The pandemic undermined women and girls’ fundamental rights and we must learn lessons about its impacts to build back better and ensure these groups aren't left behind. Empowering women and girls has proven to increase the health and well-being of the entire family and community. Seize the opportunity to transform education by integrating new teaching methods addressing girls and young women’s unique needs for safety, health and well-being.

24 September 2021

COVID-19 is changing Kenyan nomads’ attitudes towards immunisation

COVID-19 is hitting nomads in Kenya’s Rift Valley hard. They are turning away from traditional medicine and customs as a result.

24 September 2021

Five reasons why it’s a terrible idea to hold a COVID-19 party (even if you’ve been vaccinated)

Although people who have recovered from COVID-19 may be less likely to catch it again, there are many reasons to avoid becoming infected in the first place.

23 September 2021

Your immune system is as unique as your fingerprint – new study

New discovery could help scientists develop more targeted drugs and vaccines.

23 September 2021

Study finds no increased risk of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

Israeli data adds to mounting evidence that taking a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy is safe.

23 September 2021

Community health workers are critical in delivering COVID-19 vaccines

Delivering COVID-19 vaccines in low- and middle-income countries is only the first step in being able to vaccinate the world and bring this pandemic to an end. It’s essential to get vaccines from tarmacs into the arms of people living in last mile communities. Community Health Workers are well positioned to do exactly that.

22 September 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine race

Scientists around the world are working faster than ever to develop and produce vaccines that can stop the spread of COVID-19, with 21 vaccines now being rolled out in countries worldwide. Here is an at-a-glance overview of those vaccines and recent developments of candidates in clinical trials.

22 September 2021

Lower-income countries are letting far fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses expire than wealthier nations

Just 0.2% of COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered to lower-income countries through COVAX expired before they could be administered, estimated to be a significantly lower amount than wealthier countries.

21 September 2021

Togo leads the way in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

With support from Gavi, WHO and UNICEF, Togo is introducing various mechanisms to turn the tide of COVID-19.

21 September 2021

Three things this week’s Global COVID-19 Summit is aiming to achieve

The White House is calling a virtual COVID-19 Summit on Wednesday, 22 September. Its targets for global vaccination are ambitious and essential as we work together to defeat COVID-19.

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