By retesting frozen lab animals, research teams in Asia have found 2 coronaviruses closely linked to SARS-CoV-2—the virus’s first known relatives outside of China.   One was discovered in horseshoe bats stored in a lab freezer in Cambodia after being captured in 2010. The…

In malaria endemic areas, children who have fever are often presumed to have the disease—but a new study found that another mosquito-borne disease—dengue—was often the culprit.  

In a world of gloomy global health news, progress against the leading cause of contagious and irreversible blindness—trachoma—is heartening. The WHO has reported a remarkable 91% reduction in people at risk of contracting the neglected tropical disease since 2002.

With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.

“Our house is still on fire… and we should act as though we love our children above all else.” Perched on a stool to reach the microphone, an unwavering Greta Thunberg challenged the global elite with those words at the World Economic Forum in Davos early this year, just…

Despite comparatively low numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, South Asia is suffering disruptions to key health services. Take polio vaccination.  

Much of the current COVID-19 discussion across the US focuses on choreographing a transition from what has been called the “hammer” of lockdowns to the “dance” of a carefully staged easing of certain restrictions.   

Full-scale efforts are underway to develop a vaccine free us from COVID-19’s deadly grip. But even if they succeed (and that’s no guarantee), the question regrettably must be asked: Will people take it?

As high school students in St. Louis, Missouri, we reaped the benefits of global health security every time we sat in classrooms with our friends. Now that sense of safety has evaporated, and students everywhere are living the consequences of inadequate health policies.…