Health

World Bank Approves $50.7 Million for Affordable and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Mongolia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved on February 11, additional financing in the amount of $50.7 million for the Mongolia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project to enable affordable and equitable access to...

NIH study shows hyaluronan is effective in treating chronic lung disease

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Research shows that inhaling hyaluronan interferes at almost every step of...

German Health Minister Expects Approval of AstraZenaca COVID-19 Vaccine

Germany’s health minister said Friday he expects the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use later in the day but possibly only for restricted use.

Nutrition crisis looms as more than 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic – UNICEF and WFP

More than 39 billion in-school meals have been missed globally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to school closures, according to a new report released on January 28 by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the World Food Programme...

Janssen Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine: Interim Analysis of Phase 3 Clinical Data Released

An investigational COVID-19 vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals appears to be safe and effective at preventing moderate and severe COVID-19 in adults, according to an interim analysis of Phase 3 clinical data conducted Jan. 21. The vaccine,...

Researchers use patients’ cells to test gene therapy for rare eye disease

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have developed a promising gene therapy strategy for a rare disease that causes severe vision loss in childhood. A form of Leber congenital amaurosis, the disease is caused by autosomal-dominant mutations...

In Wuhan, WHO Team Begins Probe Into Coronavirus Origin

World Health Organization investigators exited a two-week quarantine Thursday in Wuhan, China, to begin their work in search of the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barbados PM Brings Back Lockdown to Bring Rise of COVID-19 Infections Under Control  

The Caribbean island nation of Barbados will return to a two-week lockdown next Wednesday, which includes wearing a face mask in all public places, as part of an initiative to curtail a rise in COVID-19 cases.

Peru President Announces Two-Week Lockdown to Curb a Rise in COVID-19 Infections

Peru begins a 15-day lockdown Sunday in nine regions and the capital, Lima, to curb a second surge in COVID-19 cases.

WHO issues new 10-year plan to end suffering from neglected tropical diseases

A new World Health Organization (WHO) road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) proposes ambitious targets and innovative approaches to tackle 20 diseases which affect more than a billion mainly poor people and which thrive in areas where access...