Infographic: Endemic vs pandemic diseases
The WHO has said calls to treat the coronavirus as endemic are premature as cases in parts of the world remain high.
This 'Plastic Man' Has a Cape and a Superhero's Mission: Cleaning Up Senegal
The Saturday Profile
Dressed head to toe in plastic, Modou Fall is a familiar sight in Dakar.
Your Covid vaccine concerns answered
Over half of the world's population has received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. Supply is still a big problem, especially in poorer countries where less than 10% of people are vaccinated.
Half of western Europe could be infected with Covid in next six weeks - report
There were more than seven million new cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 across Europe in the first week of January, and half the western continent's population could be infected in the next six to eight weeks, the World Health Organisation has said.
Will rich nations foot the bill for a global pandemic treaty'?
World Health Organization member states have agreed to negotiate agreement on pandemic preparedness.
Scots told to cancel Christmas parties by national health authority
People in Scotland have been urged by the country's public health authority to cancel Christmas parties amid rising concerns about the spread of omicron variant of Covid.
WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron
No evidence yet to support a change in vaccines as they are highly effective', the World Health Organization says.
UK must 'walk the talk' on climate action, say official advisers
The UK must "walk the talk" on climate action over the next 12 months, which is critical in tackling the climate emergency, according to an assessment of the Cop26 summit by the Climate Change Committee.
The Guardian view on the WTO talks: poor countries can't be kept poor | Editorial
utting off the crunch meeting of the ministerial World Trade Organization won't defer the chronic malfunctions of the world economy.
No country has met welfare goals in past 30 years 'without putting planet at risk'
No country has managed to meet the basic social needs of its population in the past 30 years without putting undue pressure on the Earth's supply of natural resources, according to a study.