In 2000, when Misaki Wayengera was a med student during an Ebola outbreak, the Ugandan pathologist—now at Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences—saw first-hand the need for fast Ebola diagnostics. Results were taking weeks to come back. There were rapid tests for…

When Ebola breaks out in a conflict zone, health workers can't do their jobs—and neither a promising vaccine. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ebola fight is also up against militias who, perpetually at war with each other, are now targeting clinics.  The…

On Saturday, yet another attack on an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed 1 police officer and left health workers injured as terrified patients waited in isolation rooms, AP reported.

After the UN High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis last fall, MSF sharply criticized major donor and high-donor countries for empty promises to end TB—the world’s leading infectious disease killer.  

Anti-vax backlash is building across the US—and across the globe—as measles cases climb, The Washington Post reported.  

Patients were forced to evacuate a Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment center set ablaze Sunday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the outbreak's death toll has reached 546, Reuters reported.  

Machine-learning algorithms may offer a better system than ever for tracking deadly cholera outbreaks. Current methods of tracking cholera outbreaks are fairly inaccurate, based on reports of patients with watery diarrhea at local hospitals. Researchers may have found a way…

Chikwe Ihekweazu had his work cut out for him when he took the helm at the fledgling Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in 2016. In one of the world’s poorest health systems, he’s juggling real time outbreaks, pushing pandemic preparedness measures, growing his staff, and…

Venezuela’s descent into disaster is spreading health concerns to neighboring countries, NPR’s Jason Beaubien reports.   A measles outbreak that started in Venezuela in 2017 has spilled over into Brazil, and cases are popping up in Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and…

Measles is making its mark with several simultaneous outbreaks in disparate hotspots. Madagascar is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 50,000 cases since October 2018 and 300+ deaths—most of them children, CNN reports. There, most families want…