Vaccination

What will it take to make COVID-19 vaccines globally available?

The world has bet big on vaccines as the best route for creating the level of herd immunity needed to achieve manageable levels of infections and deaths—a process that typically takes 10 to 15 years but one that we are ...

Health

COVID-19 may add 525,000 to annual TB deaths

The world could see an additional 525,000 TB deaths in 2021 as a result of disruptions to public health delivery systems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new survey by global civil society networks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges countries to gamble on shared vaccine search

The WHO on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars in searching for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments—calling it a snip compared to the vast economic cost of the coronavirus crisis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK pledges extra £210 million to search for virus vaccine

Britain on Thursday announced an extra £210 million ($251 million, 227 million euros) towards the global fund to find a coronavirus vaccine, taking its total contribution to £544 million.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Travel is safe despite virus, US industry chiefs say

Travel in the United States is safe and the economic hit from the coronavirus will be minimal, industry chiefs said Wednesday, even as cases of the virus multiply in the country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease

A pharmaceutical multinational on Thursday slashed the price of a key anti-tuberculosis drug boosting the battle against the world's deadliest infectious disease, as a new treatment was also set to begin extensive testing.

Health

Global Fund seeks $14 bn to fight AIDS, malaria, TB

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday opened a drive to raise $14 billion to fight the global epidemics but face an uphill battle in the face of donor fatigue.

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