‘Countries buying COVID-19 vaccines & treatments while many developing countries are unable to do so’ – Annie Sparrow Interview on Al Jazeera

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Curtis, N., Sparrow, A., Ghebeyesus, T., Netea, M. (2020), Considering BCG vaccination to reduce the impact of COVID-19, The Lancet, April 30, 2020

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Roth, K. & Sparrow, A. (2020), Should people without Coronavirus antibodies be second-class citizens?New York Times, April 28, 2020

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Sparrow, A. (2020), This vaccine could save health care workers’ lives nowForeign Policiy, March 24, 2020

Sparrow, A. (2020), How to stop the next pandemic before it startsForeign Policy, February 14, 2020

Sparrow, A. (2020), How China’s Coronavirus is spreading – and how to stop itForeign Policy, January 26, 2020

Lucey, D. & Sparrow, A. (2020), China deserves some credit for its handling of the Wuhan pneunomiaForeign Policy, January 14, 2020

Antimicrobial Resistance

Abbara A., Rawson T.M.,  Karah N., El-Amin W., Hatcher J., Tajaldin B., Dar O., Dewachi O., Abu Sitta G., Uhlin B.E., Sparrow A., (2018), Summary and appraisal of existing evidence of antimicrobial resistance in the Syrian conflict, Int J Infect Dis; 75: 26–3
Abbara A., Rawson T.M., Karah N., El-Amin W., Hatcher J., Tajaldin B., Dar O., Dewachi O., Abu Sitta G., Uhlin B.E., Sparrow A. (2018), Antimicrobial resistance in the context of the Syrian conflict: Drivers before and after the onset of conflict and key recommendationsInt J Infect Dis; 73. DOI:10.1016/j.ijid.2018.05.008.

Infectious Diseases

· Monkeypox

· Cholera

Sparrow A., Almilaji K., Tajaldin B., Teodoro N., Langton P. (2016), Cholera in the time of war: implications of weak surveillance in Syria for the WHO’s preparedness—a comparison of two monitoring systems, BMJ Glob Heal; 1. DOI:10.1136/

· Ebola

Ebola in Africa: What We’re Getting WrongNew York Review of Books, October 24, 2019
Kalenga O.I., Moeti M., Sparrow A., Nguyen V.K., Lucey D., Ghebreyesus T.A., Special Report: The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, NEJM May 29, 2019

· Polio

Tajaldin B, Almilaji K, Langton P, Sparrow A. (2015), Defining Polio: Closing the Gap in Global SurveillanceAnnals of Global Health, 81(3): 386–395
Fighting Polio in Syria: Save the Children Responds by ‌Save the Children, reply by Annie Sparrow, NYR Daily, The New York Review of Books, August 2014
Syria’s Polio Epidemic: The Suppressed TruthNew York Review of  Books, 2014; 61.
The Truth About Polio in Syria, Bruce Aylward, reply by Annie Sparrow New York Review of  Books, 2014; 61
Syria: The Other ThreatNYR Daily, New York Review Books, 2014

· Tuberculosis

Abbara A., AlKabbani H., Al-Masri I., Sahloul Z., Sparrow A. (2018), Populations under siege and in prison require investment from Syria’s national tuberculosis programme, Lancet Respir Med; 6. DOI:10.1016/S2213-2600(18)30182-6
The Awful Diseases on the Way  New York Review of  Books 2016; 63


Improving Early Detection and Disease Preparedness, Independent Multilateral Commission on Global Pandemics and Global Public Health,  8-9 February 2016, Geneva