Covid and HIV: Which virus is going to kill us?

BY: Roseline Orwa – When the government in March received 1.02 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, it prioritised essential service providers and people over 58, but left out Kenyans living with HIV and Aids.  That about 25,000 people in the country die from Aids-related illnesses yearly is a good reason to prioritise this segment …

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The Controversy Over Vaccination Passports

BY: Minda Dentler – To the Editor: I am a polio survivor, and my legs are paralyzed because I did not have access to the polio vaccine when I was an infant in India in the late 1970s. As an immunization advocate, I am hopeful that an approach like encouraging the use of vaccine passports …

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ASEAN Needs A Green New Deal

BY: Renard Siew – Tropical cyclones that form over Southeast Asia’s Savu Sea do not typically hit land. But in early April, Cyclone Seroja created a path of destruction across Indonesian islands and East Timor. Within days, more than 200 people were dead or missing and 2,000 buildings damaged. Seroja is the latest reminder of …

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New Voices Senior Fellows Call for Equity in International Development Funding

Four New Voices Senior Fellows wrote a letter in the latest issue of Nature Medicine, calling for more transparency and equity from international development funders. Ngozi Erondu (NVF ’17), Ify Aniebo (NVF ’16), Janet Midega (NVF ’17), and Fredos Okumu (NVF ’19) joined forced with two other African researchers to critique a US$30 million grant …

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