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Lest we forget HIV
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Lest we forget HIV

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COVID vaccines in Africa: whatever happened to solidarity?
Interview

COVID vaccines in Africa: whatever happened to solidarity?

Mamady Traoré, a vaccine and epidemic response coordinator at Médecins Sans Frontières, considers that nationalistic attitudes in the acquisition of vaccines have taken precedence over international solidarity in the fight against the pandemic.
Mamady Traore
How does our perception of animals affect ethics and human health?
Opinion

How does our perception of animals affect ethics and human health?

Our perceptions of other species are a result of biological and cultural constructs. If humans were to deepen their understanding of these attitudes, it would lead to better treatment of animals, while improving our health and the quality of our environment.
Marie Pelé, Cédric Sueur
How to scale up pilot health projects to reach an entire nation. The Solthis experience
Shared Innovation

How to scale up pilot health projects to reach an entire nation. The Solthis experience

How can an organization increase the impact of its innovative health interventions and make the transition to a nation-wide scale? Solthis is a non-profit organization operating in Africa and shares some insights gained from analysis of its projects.
Serge Breysse
A $1 paper microscope is revolutionizing medicine and science in developing countries
Shared Innovation

A $1 paper microscope is revolutionizing medicine and science in developing countries

Invented in 2014 by two researchers in the United States, the easy-to-use Foldscope microscope only costs $1 and can be used to detect malaria.
Gabriel Siméon
Disability, a blind spot in sustainable development
Development news

Disability, a blind spot in sustainable development

According to the WHO, over one billion people are living with a disability worldwide, and half of them do not have access to health care services, further exacerbating the situation. In this article, the links between disability and poverty are explained in more detail.
ID4D editorial staff
Can a One Health approach avert the next pandemic?
Opinion

Can a One Health approach avert the next pandemic?

Greater global collaboration urgently needed to safeguard the health of animals, humans and the environment from the next emerging pandemic.
Are COVID-19 vaccines really a common good for humanity?
Opinion

Are COVID-19 vaccines really a common good for humanity?

Aggressively promoting vaccines as a common good inflates their importance, creating unrealistic expectations and mounting political pressure. Additional measures are needed to mitigate this crisis.
Nathalie Ernoult, Natalie Roberts
Outbreaks of measles: the world in need of vaccination
Press Review

Outbreaks of measles: the world in need of vaccination

Worldwide measles deaths have climbed 50% from 2016 to 2019. But the highly contagious disease is not the only phenomenon ravaging the world as climate change intensifies hurricanes and locust swarms. Strong and effective policy actions are more than ever needed.
ID4D editorial staff
Global food security, a peace issue
Press Review

Global food security, a peace issue

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the United Nations World Food Program reminds us that global food security is a prerequisite to peace. As world poverty is on the rise following COVID-19 induced economic fallout, governments are being asked to commit more funding and efforts to addressing its...
ID4D editorial staff
Nigeria: A start-up company aims to build the largest African genetic database in the world
Shared Innovation

Nigeria: A start-up company aims to build the largest African genetic database in the world

To promote more inclusive research and gain a better understanding of the specific genetics of Africans, the Nigerian start-up company, 54gene, is aiming to build the largest ever Africa-wide DNA database.
Gabriel Siméon
Zoonoses: placing animal health at the heart of development
Development news

Zoonoses: placing animal health at the heart of development

COVID-19, Ebola, Malaria… Even as human activities are destroying biodiversity and increasing global temperatures, zoonoses are posing an increasing threat to humans. How does animal health affect us? Is it the poor cousin of development?
ID4D editorial staff
Global development after COVID-19: let’s get back on that horse
Press Review

Global development after COVID-19: let’s get back on that horse

The COVID-19 pandemic shakes systems around the world to their very core. It exacerbates inequality so, progress seems to have altogether stopped. As the future of coming generations is in danger and wildlife disappears, all is not lost: with a gender-inclusive set of actions and sufficient...
ID4D editorial staff
Mental health: Free psychological support in Nigeria in response to COVID-19
Shared Innovation

Mental health: Free psychological support in Nigeria in response to COVID-19

To address the surge in mental health issues in Nigeria, an organization of psychologists is offering psychological support through free online consultations. An effective way to circumvent the country’s social and legal code of silence.
Elena Scappaticci
Strengthening mental health systems is crucial for emergency responses
Opinion

Strengthening mental health systems is crucial for emergency responses

Strong and resilient health systems are crucial for properly responding to health emergencies. For Dr. Rabih El Chammay, investing in strengthening mental health systems proved to be key for Lebanon’s mental health response to COVID-19.
Rabih El Chammay
In Zambia, the Health Crisis Plunges the Country into Recession
Opinion

In Zambia, the Health Crisis Plunges the Country into Recession

Zambia’s growing economic difficulties are restricting the government’s ability to achieve its long-term development goals. In turn, these difficulties are plunging this country, located in the north of southern Africa, into recession. Economist Meghann Puloch analyzes the situation.
Meghann Puloc’h
The COVID-19 crisis puts women’s reproductive health under threat
Opinion

The COVID-19 crisis puts women’s reproductive health under threat

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to destabilize whole countries, NGOs are particularly concerned about its impact on the reproductive health of women, especially their right to abortion and access to contraception.
Emmanuelle Josse
The COVID-19 pandemic, a stepping stone to change?
Press Review

The COVID-19 pandemic, a stepping stone to change?

The COVID-19 pandemic is a sanitary, political and social crisis. But could it also usher in an era of radical change? As the crisis sheds light on social inequality, it also challenges global systems and may lead to renewed policies.
ID4D editorial staff
Frédéric Keck:
Interview

Frédéric Keck: "A memory of epidemics to imagine future crises"

How can we respond to the resurgence of new epidemics of animal origin? Anthropologist Frédéric Keck (CNRS) thinks that developing worst-case scenarios will help us better anticipate health crises.
Frédéric Keck
Personal Protection Measures:<br>the ultimate shield against Covid-19?
Opinion

Personal Protection Measures:
the ultimate shield against Covid-19?

According to François Grünewald and Jean-Luc Poncelet (URD), we should draw inspiration from the protection measures implemented in Africa and Asia during previous health crises. Until a vaccine is ready, personal prevention measures remain needed more than ever.
François Grünewald , Jean-Luc Poncelet
COVID-19: inequalities are widening everywhere
Opinion

COVID-19: inequalities are widening everywhere

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned into a global human and health crisis, but also a socioeconomic one. Anda David, Hélène Djoufelkit and Salomé Mançon, from the Research Department of the Agence Française de Développement, give a point-by-point account of the recent impending inequalities.
Anda David, Hélène Djoufelkit, Salomé Mançon
After Covid-19: developing a financial safety net in line with the Paris Agreement
Opinion

After Covid-19: developing a financial safety net in line with the Paris Agreement

In this last part of this series focusing on the links between Covid-19 and the environment, Economist Étienne Espagne explains how the pandemic has highlighted existing weaknesses in the global monetary and financial system. How can the global financial safety net be redefined post-Covid-19 to...
Étienne Espagne
Covid-19: The Chinese Patient Launches its Diplomatic Offensive
Interview

Covid-19: The Chinese Patient Launches its Diplomatic Offensive

Blamed by the West for its inaction early on in the Covid-19 outbreak, the Chinese regime responded by trying to turn its overall response to the crisis in its favor and by stepping up attacks on Europe and the United States.
Pierre Tiessen
Menstrual Hygiene: The Fight for Human Rights and Dignity
Development news

Menstrual Hygiene: The Fight for Human Rights and Dignity

Managing menstrual hygiene is a challenge for all women. However, gender inequality, extreme poverty, humanitarian crises and cultural traditions complicate access to basic products, especially in developing countries.
ID4D editorial staff
Covid-19, a Huge Rehearsal for the Upcoming Climate Crisis?
Opinion

Covid-19, a Huge Rehearsal for the Upcoming Climate Crisis?

In this second article in a series on the links between Covid-19 and the environment, economist Étienne Espagne examines the Covid-19 and climate crises to see what connects and what differentiates them. Can the pandemic accelerate climate change?
Étienne Espagne

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