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What the UK aid cut means for polio eradication efforts

6 May 2021

This will have implications for other diseases such as measles, yellow fever, and COVID-19, which have been benefiting from the polio infrastructure and assets available in countries.

The fickle nature of COVID-19 vaccine agreements

6 May 2021

Countries are learning that signed contracts with companies for COVID-19 vaccines, do not necessarily lead to the promised doses.

70% of G-7 citizens support sharing COVID-19 vaccine knowledge

6 May 2021

A new survey shows clear public support for governments to promote access to pandemic vaccines and prevent pharmaceutical monopolies.

Scaling drone health solutions in Africa

5 May 2021

Though Africa has been a global leader in the drone field, projects still fail to secure follow-on funding to scale. Experts say sustainable funding and diverse business models are the solution.

Conflict, COVID-19, climate change send hunger to 5-year high

5 May 2021

The 2021 "Global Report on Food Crises" finds that an estimated 20 million more people were food insecure in 2020 than in 2019.

The post-pandemic NGO

5 May 2021

A pandemic, an international racial justice movement, and calls for decolonizing aid mean the development sector is changing fast. Devex explains what's on the horizon.

US VP Harris outlines dual approach to stop Central American migration

5 May 2021

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris says corruption poses a major challenge to addressing root causes of migration in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Criminalization and stigma limit LGBTQ access to health care in Africa

5 May 2021

Though activists say the decriminalization of homosexuality will lead to greater access to health care services for the LGBTQ community, studies have shown that progressive laws may not be enough.

Opinions

Opinion: The time is now for digital public goods

6 May 2021

With open-source software, a small team can make something, and the rest of the world can use it. The pandemic has shown the relevance of digital public goods — but more funding for these systems is necessary.