Covid-19

Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks

You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

13 May 2021

Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as Covid third wave swells

Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country's patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with...

By Khalid Abdelaziz 11 May 2021

It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takes

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

By Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 10 May 2021

Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great start

Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

By Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again

After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

By Katerina Antoniou 13 Apr 2021

Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix them

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

By Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

By Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 7 Apr 2021

Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxes

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemic

Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

By Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

Interested in vaccine rollouts across Africa? Here's a map to guide you

Most developed countries are in the advanced stages of Covid-19 vaccination rollouts. But a large number of developing countries, including most across Africa, are still at the early stages, mainly due to a shortage of shots...

By Benjamin Kagina 18 Mar 2021

Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

By Solomon Bakarey 15 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

By Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

The ins and outs of Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan

With the arrival of vaccines in the country, Kenya is set to begin its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out...

By Catherine Kyobutungi 8 Mar 2021

Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19

World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

31 Dec 2020

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