By adopting policies that provide families with the financial and material resources they need to cope with the crisis, governments can circumvent innumerable social problems.
New courses are being developed for health care professionals and the public to share knowledge of the novel coronavirus, treat the disease it causes and the mental health issues it creates.
Strict restrictions on movement in the kingdom have kept the virus at bay, but refugees and poor Jordanians have difficulty meeting basic needs and accessing online education.
Scientists are using computer simulations to find drugs that might be effective against the new coronavirus and genetics to find out who will be especially susceptible to it.
With artistic productions shut down by the pandemic, cultural organizations are looking for ways to continue their missions and get support to unemployed artists.
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down exhibitions and concerts or forced them to move online. Some artists welcome the changes for their democratizing effect, but others wonder how they’ll pay the rent.
A lecturer at the American University in Cairo shares his experience of having to abruptly move his class online.
An advocate for online education is concerned that the sudden shift to remote instruction will affect its quality.
Humanitarian groups warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates among adolescent girls, putting them at greater risk of sexual exploitation and early marriage.
Public health researchers in the wealthier Arab countries say they’ve been working with governments for months. But the region’s poorest, most conflict-torn countries lack experts.