What if tropical diseases had as much attention as COVID?

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to erode huge gains against much more devastating infections, I look for silver linings.

All year, COVID-19 has commandeered the world’s attention. It is as if no other disease has ever been more important, more contagious or more deadly. Read more

COVAX section launched on EPI hub

CEPI, alongside Gavi and the World Health Organisation, launched COVAX – the vaccines pillar of the ACT Accelerator – with the aim of ending the acute phase of the pandemic by the end of 2021... Read more

Social Science Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shifted how social science data is and can be collected and has raised serious questions around participation, ethics and safeguarding in social science research. The Global Health Social Science website, focuses on the specific challenges ... Read more


Supporting the Mental Health of Health Workers during COVID-19

by Ngoc Nguyen and Hien Tran, Public and Community Engagement Unit, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

Acknowledging the impacts of the challenging context of COVID-19 for health workers, this online workshop, facilitated by the Oxford Clinical Research Unit Vietnam (Healthcare Engagement Programme), the Centre for Healthcare ...

COVID-19 in Africa: care and protection for frontline healthcare workers

by Matthew F. Chersich , Glenda Gray, Lee Fairlie, Quentin Eichbaum, Susannah Mayhew, Brian Allwood, Rene English, Fiona Scorgie, Stanley Luchters, Greg Simpson, Marjan Mosalman Haghighi, Minh Duc Pham and Helen Rees

  Medical staff caring for COVID-19 patients face mental stress, physical exhaustion, separation from families, stigma, and the pain of losing patients and colleagues. Many of them have acquired SARS-CoV-2 ...