WHO calls for global audit of smallpox, monkeypox jabs and fair access – POLITICO

The World Health Organization has urged countries that have stockpiled doses of smallpox and monkeypox vaccines and treatments to engage in talks to fairly distribute the doses where they are now most needed. Several countries have built up their own emergency supplies of vaccines to protect against possible future smallpox outbreaks. Smallpox, a virus in … Read more

As monkeypox cases rise, European countries urged to take extra steps – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe’s disease control body has urged countries to prepare contact tracing, vaccines, treatments and diagnostics as ways to combat an increasing number of monkeypox cases. In the UK a further 36 cases have been identified, bringing the total number of monkeypox infections to 56, according to the UK … Read more

The incredible shrinking Global Britain – POLITICO

LONDON — For nearly 150 years, the United Kingdom’s embassy to Japan occupied a first piece of Tokyo real estate across the river from the Imperial Palace. The compound weathered a host of tragedies, including a break in diplomatic relations during World War II — and a 1923 earthquake. What it didn’t survive — at … Read more

Ukraine refugees’ trauma creates ‘crisis on top of a crisis’ for Eastern Europe – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Millions of Ukrainian refugees have streamed into Eastern Europe over the past six weeks, their lives uprooted and loved ones left behind. Many will need specialist help to come to terms with the displacement and deal with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For the ones who … Read more