UK travel policy may impact African vaccinations

To defeat this pandemic we need to have fully vaccinated at least 40 percent of the population in all countries before 2022, according to the WHO. Photo: Daniel Schludi / Unsplash.

Of: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

The United Kingdom's former travel policy provoked outrage as it discriminated recipients of the Covax initiative - a global operation to ensure equitable access to the vaccine. The rules came as a shock and received global criticism. In the delicate political climate of the pandemic the policy could potentially be damaging in the global fight against Covid-19.

November 2, 2021, Article, Magazine

Sweden should lead the fight against global alcohol harm

Photo: Helena Goldon

Of: Jens Rosbäck

Alcohol kills about three million people every year and many more fall victim to violence and ill health. Despite this, there is no global framework for effectively preventing the negative effects of alcohol. Jens Rosbäck, head of the international department in the IOGT-NTO movement, believes in a debate article that it is time to do something about the problems.

December 18, 2018, Debate

Increase support for the fight against tuberculosis!

Of: Claes Ånstrand, Gunilla Källenius and Knut Lönnroth

Sweden has chosen to reduce support for the fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases - tuberculosis. With a looming pandemic of multi-resistant tuberculosis, this is difficult to understand. The World Health Organization aims to reduce the number of tuberculosis patients by 90 percent by 2035, but then large research investments and new forms of collaboration are required. It is written by Gunilla Källenius, Knut Lönnroth and Claes Ånstrand.

June 30, 2016, Debate