Ebola vaccination campaign in Mbandaka, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018 
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Epidemics: outsmarting deadly outbreaks

The human and economic cost of epidemics is unsustainable. Effective research and coordinated action stop outbreaks spiralling into global health emergencies.

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A five week old boy gets the Ebola vaccine.

Opinion | 14 November 2019

Landmark moment in the fight against Ebola: what have we learnt? by Charlie Weller

illustration of influenza bacteria

Opinion | 1 March 2019

Vaccines work – for superbugs too by Ed Whiting

Woman who is three months pregnant.

Opinion | 6 December 2018

Social science research: a much-needed tool for epidemic control by João Rangel de Almeida