Jason Beaubien

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For the 36 countries with the lowest vaccination rates, supply isn't the only issue

Friday, January 14, 2022

Even as wealthy countries hit 80% vaccination rates, a number of countries have not even vaccinated 1 in 10 citizens. Our interactive map shows the vaccination landscape.


Welcome to the era of omicron rules and regs

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

As the highly transmissible variant spreads rapidly around the world, some countries have reimposed harsh COVID measures like those seen in the early days of the pandemic.


Countries reimpose lockdowns with omicron spread

Saturday, January 08, 2022

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, some countries have re-imposed lockdowns.


Vaccinators in Peru's Amazon face many challenges including religion and rivers

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

In the Peruvian Amazon, geography, religious beliefs and logistics make getting COVID-19 vaccines extremely difficult. But health care workers have not given up.


The FDA has approved a new drug in the fight against AIDS

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first injectable medication for HIV prevention. Health advocates say it could be a game changer in protecting people against AIDS


Vaccinators in Peru's Amazon are challenged by religion, rivers and a special tea

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Peruvian health officials face many obstacles as they try to get everyone vaccinated, including those who live in remote and rural areas.


A mass COVID grave in Peru has left families bereft — and fighting for reburial

Saturday, December 04, 2021

More than 400 people who died of COVID were secretly interred in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city of Iquitos. Families are demanding a proper burial for their loved ones.


The WHO is seeking a new treaty on handling future pandemics. It could be a hard sell

Sunday, November 28, 2021

At a special session this week, the World Health Organization hopes to start sketching out a new world order. "We don't have rules of the game," says WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


Peru has the world's highest COVID death rate. Here's why

Saturday, November 27, 2021

An isolated city on the Amazon illustrates why Peru has the highest COVID death rate in the world. One infectious disease expert called the country's awful record the result of a "perfect storm."


WHO is trying to start outlining international rules for COVID outbreaks

Friday, November 26, 2021

Representatives from 194 countries will start negotiations on a possible new pandemic treaty. Officials say a lack of clarity on countries' obligations has hindered the response to COVID.


Global TB deaths are rising — and COVID gets the blame

Friday, October 15, 2021

After years of progress in reducing the number of annual deaths from tuberculosis, the number of cases of the infectious respiratory disease went up in 2020.


WHO's new team will investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The World Health Organization is setting up a new committee to investigate the origins of the current pandemic and potential outbreaks in the future.


The World Health Organization approves the first malaria vaccine

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The WHO has given the green light to the first malaria vaccine. Thousands of people are afflicted by malaria every year in sub Saharan Africa. Young children are especially vulnerable to the disease.


WHO greenlights the world's first malaria vaccine — but it's not a perfect shot

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

It's also the first vaccine against a parasitic disease in humans. But there are issues to consider, from its rate of effectiveness to the dosage schedule.


The world's 1st malaria vaccine gets a green light from the World Health Organization

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The World Health Organization has given approval for the world's first malaria vaccine. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, with at least half being children under age 5.


Pandora Papers show how tax havens are part of the global inequity problem

Monday, October 04, 2021

Of 12 sitting heads of state implicated in the Pandora Papers, most are from low- or middle-income countries. So are many other politicians and elites named in the leaked documents.


World Health Organization Says Its Staff Perpetrated 'Harrowing' Sexual Abuse In Congo

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The New Humanitarian first reported on the scandal from the Ebola crisis in 2020. Now the WHO has issued its own report, citing 83 allegations. And it's drawing criticism for investigating itself.


Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Necessary?

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The FDA is set to rule on Pfizer boosters on Friday. Some scientists say they aren't needed for healthy people and the doses would more helpful for the unvaccinated in countries with limited supplies.


The Daily Weight Of Water Weighs On The Poorest in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

For families living in Freetown's poor neighborhood of Dworzak, getting enough clean water is an everyday challenge. But local leaders are trying to find ways to improve the situation.


The Earthquake Left Thousands Of Haitians Injured And Homeless. Many Still Need Aid

Friday, August 20, 2021

Nearly a week after an earthquake that has left more than 2,000 people dead, Haiti is still reeling and aid groups are struggling to respond.