Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread

Sri Lanka on Friday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to stop the system from collapsing.


Mexico to vaccinate rural elderly, but still awaits vaccine

Once Mexico has vaccinated its frontline medical workers against COVID-19, the government will turn its attention to the elderly living in its most remote places, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

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Framework for equitable allocation of a COVID-19 vaccine released

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released the final report of a consensus study recommending a four-phased equitable allocation framework that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

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WHO urges nations to join global shared vaccine bid

The WHO wrote to every country on Tuesday urging them to quickly join its global shared vaccine programme—and spelled out who would get its eventual coronavirus jabs first.


Mobile health has power to transform HIV/AIDS nursing

The abundance of personal smartphones in southern African countries got University of Washington professor Sarah Gimbel thinking: What if these phones were used by front-line health workers—namely nurses—to collect and ...

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Death toll in DR Congo from Ebola outbreak now at 61

Sixty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the authorities said, adding that four novel drugs had been added to the roster of treatments.