According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

My first trip since the start of the pandemic was both productive and informative in equal measure. Ahead of the in-person G7 Finance Meetings in London, I first stopped in Helsinki and Moscow for…

David Malpass |

As the world continues to face the public health, social, and economic unravelling due to the COVID-19 crisis, it should be clear that, to overcome the pandemic, a large share of the world needs…

Huihui Wang, Albert Figueras, Patricio V. Marquez |

The Government of Lesotho has spearheaded several innovations in health. These innovations have been translated into more health service utilization that might have contributed to the improvements…

Omer Zang, Francisca Ayodeji Akala |

An integrated digital infrastructure supports the global supply chain of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, equitable access to connectivity and digital technologies is key to close both the widening…

Hyea Won Lee |

If countries seize the opportunity, they can ensure their pandemic response efforts keep them firmly on the UHC track – while aiding their economic recovery in the process.

Ajay Tandon, Sutayut Osornprasop |

There has been impressive progress on the vaccination front. Scientists have come up with multiple vaccines in record time. Unprecedented public and private financing has supported vaccine…

Kristalina Georgieva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, David Malpass, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala |

While this global crisis has unraveled social life across countries, the equally devastating decades-old pandemic of tobacco use has continued unbated to claim lives and make people sick as it is…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Learning from previous research: how to protect and train the healthcare workforce for pandemic response and effective vaccination rollout

Kerina Wang, Emiko Naomasa, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |

Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) can increase female empowerment at a critical stage of a girls’ life. Evidence shows that multi-sectoral solutions yield the most impact.

Jennifer J. Sara, Caren Grown, Sarah Keener, Gaia Hatzfeldt, Gloria Kuoh |