COVID-19 pandemic
Cuban Vaccine to be produced in Italy in attempt to solve WHO prequalification hurdle

Cuba–Italy collaboration on COVID-19 moves forward as memorandum for production of vaccines is signed between Finlay Institute of Vaccines and Italian biotech company

WHO to hold first in-person assembly since onset of pandemic

The World Health Assembly is going to discuss topics of great relevance for our times, but in order to make necessary change the WHO must step up and recognize the fundamental issues plaguing global governance of health

Panamanians reject visit of US state secretary Antony Blinken

The US Secretaries of State and Homeland Security arrived in Panama to attend a regional meeting on migration cooperation in the hemisphere. Those protesting the visit highlighted that US imperialism is the root cause for migration in the region

Western-led globalization might end, but the new globalization might have an Eastern face

The appetite around the world has increased for an alternative to Western globalization, but this does not necessarily mean deglobalization

Health crises in fragile states need urgent attention

While the world remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, a pandemic of conflict continues to undermine the health of billions of people around the globe

The Pandemic Treaty Proposal expands global health inequities

The World Health Assembly Special Session in November will be considering the benefits of developing a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response. Rich countries are using the opportunity to sideline discussions on equity in public health

Housing Rights-Europe 1 ‘Landlord, Landlord, My roof has sprung a leak’

A brief account of recent actions by housing rights groups and grassroot community organizations across Europe in pursuit of dignified and affordable living

Our future vs. neoliberalism

In country after country around the world, people are rising up to challenge entrenched, failing neoliberal political and economic systems, with mixed but sometimes promising results.

Global, moral, strategic leadership is urgent says PM of Barbados

During the final days of the UN General Assembly last weekend, Mia Amor Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, made an impassioned appeal to the world’s leaders to take the multiple global crises seriously and work together for the well being of the people of the world

Amid growing healthcare crisis Sri Lanka declares food emergency

The food emergency decree gives the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government sweeping powers to seize stocks of essential items such as rice, paddy, and sugar. The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13

Will we need new vaccines against new COVID-19 variants?

Are vaccines less effective against the Delta variant? Does it spread faster and cause more severe illness? Will we need new vaccines soon?

Less than 2% people are fully vaccinated in Africa while US calls for a third dose

The total COVID-19 cases in Africa has now crossed 7.5 million, yet less than 2% of the continent’s population has been vaccinated