Instead of reacting to the identification of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 with travel bans and fear, the world should be lauding southern African scientists, investing in their research capacity, and addressing vast inequities in vaccine distribution.
Thanks to a new monetary guarantee, UNICEF can help lower-income countries more easily access urgently needed health care supplies. With a form of revolving credit plan, countries need no longer be hampered by typical months-long funding streams.
Amid surging demand for syringes, a new investment supports long-term supply on the African continent
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has led to a looming shortage of syringes for low- and middle-income countries that could impact immunization programs. A new foundation grant to a Kenyan medical supply company will help increase syringe supply and geographically diversify the supplier base.