Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.
The government has largely been credited for the country’s success in keeping COVID-19 transmission rates under control. But Vietnam is not unscathed from the impacts of the pandemic, which have exposed inequalities and development challenges in the country.
"One million is a terrible number. And I think we need to reflect on that, before we start considering the second million," says Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme.