The resounding public health messaging is clear: Wear sunscreen to help prevent melanoma. But this one-size-fits-all rhetoric misses the mark: Black people stand a very low risk of getting melanoma from UV rays, writes University of Texas at Austin dermatologist Adewole S.…

Tsetse flies, vectors of trypanosomiasis, thrive in the tropical climes of sub-Saharan Africa—killing thousands annually. But Nigerian scientist Emmanuel Balogun, a biochemist at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, is determined to thwart the parasites that cause sleeping…

The world’s next pandemic is “a matter of when, not if.” To build a better-coordinated response that minimizes impact, leaders should craft operational, strategic and policy choices informed by lessons learned from the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak.   CDG fellow Jeremy Konyndyk’…

The planet reached a terrifying milestone on Saturday. For the first time in human existence, CO2 concentrations surpassed 415 parts-per-million, according to a reading from the historic Mauna Loa Observatory, The Independent reports.

“The challenge is huge, it is existential, and there is very little time.” Another dire warning on climate change was handed down today, this time from Britain’s International Development Committee. A damning House of Commons report insists that climate change take center…

The end is nigh for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, and some 3,700 people are still dying on the world’s roads every day. While wealthy nations have made considerable progress, no low-income country saw a reduction in road traffic deaths from 2013-2016, notes a Lancet…

Black mamba. Mozambique spitting cobra. Puff adder. Living in the largely rural Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) means living among these notorious snakes, the country’s main perpetrators of snakebite envenoming, WHO reports.

In 2010, Rwanda became the first African country to launch a national cervical cancer prevention program, forging an agreement with Merck to vaccinate girls against the human papillomavirus virus.   Hurdles and doubts abounded: HPV is sexually transmitted—yet talking about…

In Benin’s commercial capital Cotonou, scores of young Nigerian girls wait to be sent to their new husbands, their families paid small dowries in exchange for their daughters. “But nobody knows the real intentions of the men who ‘commissioned’ these girls. Or if they exist…

The Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is contending with deep distrust and rumors spreading online, writes Vittoria Elliott.   On one Facebook page with 230,000 members, users both ridicule disbelief in Ebola and fan conspiracy theories that it doesn’t…