Europe is the world’s only region to report a rise in new HIV infections, with 160,000+ people newly diagnosed in 2016, according to surveillance data published today by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and WHO’s Regional Office for Europe.

Believe it or not, private health care systems can work—just ask the Swiss. The most recent US News and World Report named Switzerland “best country” mainly due to its health system, which scored a 9.3 out of 10. The US scored a 4.4.

A move for the European Medicine Agency could mean serious consequences for Europe’s public health.

Hitting back against the “global gag rule”—which prevents US tax dollars from funding overseas groups that discuss abortion or advocate abortion rights—Swedish development agency Sida announced it won’t fund organizations that follow the gag rule. Instead, Sida announced…

In what the WHO describes as an “unacceptable tragedy,” 35 people have died from measles outbreaks in Europe since June 2016. A 6-year-old boy in Italy is the most recent casualty of the vaccine-preventable disease. In the past 12 months, Italy has seen more than 3,300…

Leaders gearing up for tomorrow’s Family Planning Summit in London face a steep challenge to step up family planning efforts as sharp aid cuts threaten progress.

France is upping its vaccination strategy. It will make vaccines against 12 diseases mandatory for children starting next year. France, along with much of Europe, was hit hard by a measles outbreak earlier this year. “Children are still dying of measles,” Prime Minister…

Heavy meat consumption not only may cause health complications; it also takes an unhealthy toll on the planet. At the Eat Food Forum, the Eat Foundation’s annual gathering in Sweden, Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Center, warned that the…

The EU’s highest court has ruled that people who believe a vaccine has caused them harm can sue its manufacturer without scientific proof linking the vaccine to their illness. Weighing in on a French lawsuit brought by the family of a man who developed MS soon after…

Humanitarian organizations in Europe have ramped up efforts to help refugee scholars preserve their research and their livelihoods, with some groups that offer fellowships to displaced scientists reporting a spike in applications in recent years.