Third World and Developing Countries

This Psychiatric Hospital Used to Chain Patients. Now It Treats Them.

The organization and the health ministry agreed to work together on rehabilitating Kissy. The effort involved not just physical renovations but a significant shift in perception of mental illness as a public health problem like any other. The ministry hired Dr. Eze from Nigeria and another psychiatrist, a Sierra Leonean who had recently returned from […]

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Rich Countries Lure Health Workers From Low-Income Nations to Fight Shortages

LUSAKA, Zambia — There are few nurses in the Zambian capital with the skills and experience of Alex Mulumba, who works in the operating room at a critical care hospital. But he has recently learned, through a barrage of social media posts and LinkedIn solicitations, that many faraway places are eager for his expertise, too […]

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Habrá otra variante del coronavirus. El mundo debe estar preparado

Cada vez que surge una nueva variante del coronavirus, el mundo sigue un patrón similar. Los científicos divulgan sus hallazgos y se desata el pánico. No se toman suficientes medidas entre cada ola para la prevención o preparación ante la próxima. La variante ómicron tomó a gran parte del mundo por sorpresa. No debido a […]

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Omicron Prompts Swift Reconsideration of Boosters Among Scientists

As recently as last week, many public health experts were fiercely opposed to the Biden administration’s campaign to roll out booster shots of the coronavirus vaccines to all American adults. There was little scientific evidence to support extra doses for most people, the researchers said. The Omicron variant has changed all that. Scientists do not […]

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Vaccine Hesitancy Hurts Covid Fight in Poorer Countries

JOHANNESBURG — The detection of the Omicron variant in Africa signals the next stage of the battle against Covid-19: getting many more people inoculated in poorer nations where vaccines have been scarcest in order to deter new mutations from developing. But while world leaders sometimes talk about this as if it were largely a matter […]

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