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How Vietnam Beat COVID

The small, densely-packed, developing country of Vietnam is proving to poor and rich countries alike that it doesn’t take a revolutionary approach to contain a pandemic-causing virus.

How Viruses And Diseases Get Named

You may be using the terms interchangeably, but SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the novel coronavirus, while COVID-19 refers to the disease that it causes in humans.

WHO Rejects Reports Of New HIV Strain In The Philippines

UNAIDS and WHO have rejected international media reports claiming that a drug-resistant HIV strain has surfaced in the Philippines.

New Delhi Smog “Rivals 1952 London”

The PM 2.5 concentration in New Delhi, India is more than twice of Beijing, China, previously the world's most polluted city.

China Pledges US$20 Million To Promote Global Health

The WHO and China have signed a memorandum of understanding to reinforce health promotion efforts around the world.

Generic HepC Meds In India Really Pay Off

Using generic drugs to treat hepatitis C in India would increase patients' life expectancy by more than eight years and reduce lifetime healthcare costs by US$1,300.

Subject: Zika, OMG

If you were emailing your friends about the Zika outbreak as it unfolded, it might looked something like this.

92% Of People Live Where Air Pollution Is Dangerously High

90 percent of air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with nearly two out of three occurring in WHO’s Southeast Asia and Western Pacific regions.

Takeda To Develop Zika Vaccine With $19.8m BARDA Funding

The US$19.8 million initial funding will cover the development of a Zika vaccine through to a Phase I clinical trial.

There Are Way More TB Cases In India Than Estimated: Study

Research suggests that the number of TB cases in India may be twice or thrice current estimates.