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

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...