Elise Mann knows the roads in rural Malawi—and they are about as inhospitable to aid delivery as possible. With Malawi and neighboring countries in Cyclone Idai’s wake facing a Herculean recovery mission, the rough roads highlight another fundamental global health need,…

The UN has declared Cyclone Idai a level 3 emergency, putting it on par with Yemen, Syria and South Sudan, the World Food Programme announced Friday.

The crushing Cyclone Idai that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi last week has killed 300 people so far and left 15,000 in need of rescue from roofs and treetops. The flooding left “inland oceans” trapping survivors and washing away roads, and a dire shortage of…