Health and Humanity: A History of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1935-1985 by Karen Kruse Thomas chronicles the development of public health at Johns Hopkins, set in the context of mid-20th century public health education, research and policy…

Of the 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV, 1.8 million are children. While the US and other developing nations have virtually eliminated transmission of the disease from mother to child, middle- and low-income countries around the world have a long way to go to…

A lot happens behind the scenes to make GHN appear in your inbox every day around 8am ET. One of the Unsung Heroes is Maryalice Yakutchik, who spends 3 early mornings a week writing and editing for GHN. With great dedication, grit and more than a little coffee, Maryalice…

A veteran science journalist who has covered everything from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak to the Cambrian explosion, Amy Maxmen had never encountered anything like konzo.   Maxmen reported GHN’s series “Bitter Harvest: Cassava and Konzo, the Crippling Disease” from the…

A veteran science journalist who has covered everything from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, Crispr gene editing, malaria prevention and the Cambrian explosion, Amy Maxmen had never encountered anything like konzo.

The need for a feasible, innovative strategy for surveilling Donbass, Ukraine’s TB epidemic inspired last year’s Toronto Thinks: Global Health Innovations and Solutions 3rd annual global health case competition for undergraduate students across Canada. A team of 4…

For thousands in Kehemba and tens of thousands across Africa afflicted by the neurotoxic disease konzo, the solution is to give people food, seeds and fertile land so they don’t have to rely on bitter cassava, a staple crop that’s rich in the poison cyanide.   But conflict…

Part III: The Warning Clock DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — In a town known locally as “the place of suffering,” the eyes of a young man, Etienne Tshiluanji, beckon. They look defiant amid a sea of stares from a dozen people congregated outside of a community center, who…

The number of countries affected by the Zika virus keeps growing—with the CDC reporting about 60 countries and territories with active Zika transmission—and a vaccine still a couple years away in the best-case scenario.

In honor of World Contraception Day earlier this week, we shine a spotlight on the condom, just one item on the list of 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health compiled by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.