Global Health

Climate health is global health, study concludes 

Climate health is global health, study concludes 

In August 2022 a study in Nature concluded that 58% of infectious diseases we face are “aggravated by climatic hazards”. The authors identify “global distress” caused by “human vulnerability to pathogenic diseases”.  This literature study describes how “empirical...

Gavi’s reasons to be optimistic: routine rises

Gavi’s reasons to be optimistic: routine rises

After woeful statistics of global vaccine uptake decreases, and the news from UNAIDS that the AIDS response is “under threat”, Gavi published an analysis of 2021 immunisation rates. As 2020 saw the “biggest drop in routine immunisation coverage”, we had little reason...

Science suggests components for pandemic disruption treaty

Science suggests components for pandemic disruption treaty

WHO member states can expect an update from an Intergovernmental Negotiating Body in August 2022 on an "initial draft" of a treaty to "break the pandemic cycle". In July 2022, Drs Alexandra Phelan and Colin Carlson published a recommended 12 elements for this treaty....

Hear from our WVC 2022 speaker: Dr Jennifer Nuzzo

Hear from our WVC 2022 speaker: Dr Jennifer Nuzzo

DrPh Jennifer Nuzzo, Professor at Brown University School of Public Health and speaker at the World Vaccine Congress 2022, warned that we're not ready to prevent another pandemic. Unless public health officials take concrete steps, she fears we will experience more...

Hear from our WVC 2022 speaker: Dr Jennifer Nuzzo

Hear from our WVC 2022 speaker: Dr David Kaslow

Dr David Kaslow, Chief Scientific Officer of PATH and speaker at the World Vaccine Congress 2022, suggested the successful deployment of vaccines against future pandemics relied on leaders developing a better system for vaccinating people.    “It’s deplorable that at...

Vaccine inequity strikes Africa once again

Vaccine inequity strikes Africa once again

It appears that lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic have been ignored, certainly regarding vaccine distribution. Africa is the only continent where monkeypox is endemic. Yet according to Dr Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, the acting director of Africa CDC, it hasn’t received...

Danger ahead! The forgotten pandemic: AIDS

Danger ahead! The forgotten pandemic: AIDS

The warning from UNAIDS released in July 2022 features an alarming front cover, with the words “in danger” repeated across the page. This might seem dramatic to some, until one opens the document and examines the startling statistics presented by Winnie Byanyima,...