While there are clearly troubling chasms in science policy approaches, it may be unwise to call them a “war on science,” write John C. Besley, of Michigan State University, and colleagues. Framing an issue as a conflict or a game—like the climate change “fight”—can stall…

In the Central African Republic where ongoing conflict has left the country without a health system, a communications network or even a unified government presence, the Boy Scouts movement is thriving. Some 20,000 scouts—who outnumber UN peacekeepers—comprise a strong…

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…

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.)