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It’s a tiny vial with big ambitions to help bring an end to the pandemic everywhere on earth. The developers of the so-called “vaccine for the world” hope what’s inside can ease the equity issues surrounding global covid vaccine distribution.
By John Yang, Lorna Baldwin
In one of the largest private sector donations of its kind, the Mastercard Foundation announced it will give $1.3 billion over the next three years to vaccinate 50 million people in Africa. Fewer than 2 percent of the people there…
A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.
By Carley Petesch, Lori Hinnant, Associated Press
Africa doesn't have as many virus cases as Europe and the U.S., but the trajectory looks alarmingly similar.
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
By Victoria Milko, Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press
As the world focuses on the pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and cholera that kill millions every year.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Much of the recent news about the coronavirus pandemic has focused on the globe's richer countries. But how is the developing world, where health care resources are strained in the best of times, preparing for COVID-19? To find out, special…
By Megan Thompson, Melanie Saltzman, Mark Bittman
People are eating more fish than ever, and a third of global stocks are threatened by overfishing. A small company says its genetically engineered salmon can help meet the demand, as critics say it’s a step in the wrong direction.
By Mark Bittman, Megan Thompson, Melanie Saltzman
PBS NewsHour Weekend and Mark Bittman, former New York Times food writer and bestselling author, present 'The Future of Food,' a series of reports about efforts being made around the world to produce enough food sustainably and ethically for a…
By Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press
While Ugandan authorities praise health workers as “heroes” and say they are prepared to contain the spread of Ebola, some workers disagree, wondering where the millions of dollars spent on preparing for the virus have gone if a hospital on…
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