Hand sketches shown in with this article are by the author from her fieldwork in Yangon in 2020. All images copyright by Nora Wuttke.
The area between the cardiac building and the dental outpatient department is busy. People are waiting and snacking on sour-spicy mangoes and other foods from little plastic bags, many of which can be …
The first thing you see from the highway is a
massive building. The Hospital is simply enormous. In front of the Hospital
plaza is a roundabout. In the center of the roundabout, a big flag of Argentina
flies high: the white and light blue stripes encase the symbol of the smiling sun,
moving in the wind on some days and …
Amidst almost unstoppable contagion, many have hung their hopes on heat and humidity as a potential defence against contracting Covid-19. In the early months of the pandemic studies of SARS-CoV-2 suggested that the virus is transmitted less efficiently in higher temperatures or at higher rates of humidity, leading to encouraging newspaper headlines around the world, from London to Jakarta. …
As the world struggles to address the COVID-19 crisis, attention increasingly turns to laboratories and the crucial role that they play in diagnostics and research. A rising number of reports from multiple countries detail these problems: lack of laboratories, reagents, technicians, and equipment form bottlenecks in both diagnosis and the race for a viable vaccine.
As COVID-19 cases start to …
Image by Eva Vernooij
a young Sierra Leonean laboratory scientist, turns on the light in the high
risk room of the molecular unit of the recently renovated laboratory in Sierra
Leone’s largest governmental hospital. The sterile, all-white laboratory space is
filled with high-end equipment for the detection of Ebola virus. The biosafety
cabinets, -80°C freezers, hotplates and …