Venezuela’s refugee crisis is second only to Syria’s—but receives a fraction of the attention and funding. This is more than “compassion fatigue”—it also has to do with perception, writes Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.…

Dengue fever has “overrun” 26 of Honduras’s 32 public hospitals. The virus has afflicted 28,000 and killed 54 people—mostly children—so far this year, reports AFP.   A hospital in La Paz resorted to putting patients up in its chapel, and still has beds lining the corridors…

An “alarming” decline in the effectiveness of go-to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia could signal their eventual failure across the globe, according to 2 new Lancet studies led by authors from Wellcome Sanger Institute and the

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health minister, Oly Olunga, has resigned after President Felix Tshisekedi removed him as head of the response to the country's Ebola response. In a year-long outbreak that has killed over 1,700 people, some experts welcomed the change…

It’s common knowledge that the American measles outbreak is spurred by parents refusing to vaccinate their children. But what cultural phenomena led to this?  

As a measles outbreak continues to rage across the US, at least 4 California physicians are being investigated for giving “questionable” vaccine exemptions.   The CDC says medical vaccine exemptions should be rare and reserved for severe conditions. The complainant—chief of…

A case of Ebola has been confirmed near the South Sudan/Democratic Republic of the Congo border after a 40-year-old woman exposed to the virus defied warnings not to travel, AP reports.   This is the closest the DRC’s outbreak has come to South Sudan. The outbreak has…

Let’s talk logistics.   That’s the pitch behind a recent meeting convened by Seattle-based Xinova, which pairs experts with clients needing solutions. The challenge: Reimagine Nigeria’s paper-based system that delivers bednets and other supplies essential to fighting…

The brewing crisis in vaccine confidence is more severe in Europe compared to the rest of the world, according to the first Wellcome Global Monitor survey tracking attitudes toward science.  

Rubber gloves are being tightly rationed, vehicles are in short supply, and their isolation ward is a tent with a 5-person capacity. Health workers in Uganda are lamenting supply shortages after Ebola spread into the country from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, …