Our work is based on science and trust, on our ability to communicate reliable information—and on having people believe that information is real. We help Tanzanians change their behaviors to protect themselves from malaria by laying out the advantages of sleeping under…

3 Ebola patients recently left the isolation ward at Mbandaka’s Wangata Hospital against medical advice, as the DRC's latest Ebola outbreak reaches the city of 1.2 million.

The public’s growing distrust in science, boosted by the spread of “fake news,” threatens to drown out the experts on vital public health tools like vaccines, write Heidi Larson and Peter Piot.Citing examples of pushback against science that helped fuel health crises…

Dear Editor, The old journalistic aphorism, “when it bleeds, it leads,” may apply to dramatic photos of patients with cholera getting intravenous therapy who ought to be on the visually dull—but effective—oral rehydration therapy (ORT).

Linking a public health threat like the Zika virus with “culturally charged issues such as illegal immigration and global warming” can jeopardize the public’s understanding of health dangers, warn Yale and University of Pennsylvania researchers in a Journal of Risk Research…

While depression is the leading cause of disability among adolescents worldwide, many poor countries can offer little in the way of mental health services.

The production of a documentary is now within technical reach of any news organization. The road less travelled is distribution. The San Francisco Chronicle is one newspaper picking through the brambles after publishing the feature “Last Men Standing” http://projects.…

Calling out weak communication systems is one of the unique services that Crawford Kilian provides the global health community. In a blog post, he cuts into the Guinean government for providing little, if any, health information on their websites and asks why no one…

Christy Feig shares lessons learned from 6 years leading WHO communications in part II of this exit interview with GHN editor-in-chief Brian W. Simpson. (Read Part I here.)

Aggressive public health action is needed to persuade Chinese men to scrap their cigarettes; otherwise, smoking is set to kill 1 in 3 Chinese men by 2030—double the 2010 toll. China, the world's largest grower, manufacturer, and consumer of tobacco, already accounts for 1…