Health workers danced and sang in celebration as the DRC discharged its last Ebola patient yesterday, a milestone in the 42-day countdown to declaring the country Ebola-free, 

Even as China reported a 6-week low in new COVID-19 cases,  swiftly rising case counts elsewhere—including the first cases in megacities Jakarta, New York, and Berlin—stirred growing global distress and worries over worst-case scenarios, the AP reports. 

Authorities fighting Ebola are expressing cautious optimism on containing Goma’s outbreak—but steep challenges remain.    By today, all but 5 of 800 contacts of the city’s 3 cases were vaccinated; no additional cases have emerged.   Still, health workers face some suspicion…

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…

In one hospital in Ghana, a head nurse was so accustomed to water scarcity that she stopped checking if the taps worked, Marisa Gallegos observed in her research for Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Despite persistent limitations to…

As the global population looks set to reach 10 billion by 2050, the EAT-Lancet Commission has drawn up a “planetary health diet” with an ambitious 2-fold mission: helping the world eat healthier and averting environmental catastrophe, the Guardian reported.

Worldwide, a third of women who’ve been in a relationship report experiencing intimate partner violence. Medical workers are often the de facto first responders, a role many are not adequately prepared for. But from England to Malaysia to South Africa, a growing number of…

The digital technology revolution has swept global health in the past decade, making its mark from supply chain management to frontline health worker training. But this initial “unchecked enthusiasm” hasn’t been met with robust evidence of their payoff, write Alain Labrique…

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in May 2016 aimed at halting unlawful attacks on health care during armed conflict. Yet these violations of international humanitarian law continue, write a coalition of authors angling for more robust implementation of…

From Rahim Bank’s nursing school graduating class of 250, he was 1 of under 2 dozen that landed health care jobs. He works—sometimes 18-hour days—in a hospital with 50 patients for every nurse. While educational institutions and nonprofits are training up health workers,…