France, Romania Receive First Doses of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

France on Saturday received its first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which were delivered to the Paris hospital pharmacy network.

South Korea, Japan, Indonesia Record Highest Daily Increases in COVID Cases

South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia recorded the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases Friday as a third wave of COVID-19 hit the countries.

Investing in midwife-led interventions could save 4.3 million lives per year, new study finds

About two-thirds of maternal deaths, newborn deaths and stillbirths could be prevented by 2035 if the current level of care by professional midwives educated and regulated to international standards was scaled up to provide universal access, finds a...

New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management


UNICEF issues record US$6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children impacted by humanitarian crises and the COVID-19 pandemic

Mina, 5, happily carries her box of winter clothes. Mina received the box through UNICEF's winterization programme,...

Global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines estimated to generate economic benefits of at least US$ 153 billion in 2020–21, and US$ 466 billion by 2025, in 10 major economies, according to new report by the Eurasia Group

As world leaders gather virtually at the Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new data published on Dec.3 finds that leaving low- and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs) without access to vaccines amid the...

Global Solidarity to End TB and HIV

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Global solidarity, resilient services”. At the 2016 UN High-level Meeting on ending AIDS, member states committed to a 75% reduction of TB deaths among people living with HIV by 2020, compared with 2010....

Britain is 1st Nation to Approve Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Britain has given emergency approval to a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, becoming the world's first western nation ready to begin mass inoculations against a disease that has sickened nearly 64 million people...

New toolkit aims to improve global birth defects surveillance

Birth defects or congenital anomalies are an invisible tragedy around the world. Every year an estimated 295 000 newborns die due to congenital anomalies during the first 28 days of life. The most common, severe congenital anomalies are heart defects...

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2020

Scanning electron micrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T cell.