The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is seeking applications from full-time postdoctoral fellows (PhD, MD degrees or the equivalent) posted at US or Canadian institutions for this international career opportunity who are focused on benefiting underserved…

"Philanthrocapitalism,” such as the $3 billion Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative to “cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by 2100,” seems motivated by generosity, but has implications for public health warn editor Jocalyn Clark and Linsey McGoey.

Michael Bloomberg continues to wage war against big tobacco, with the announcement of a $350 million commitment to fund anti-tobacco efforts, primarily in the developing world.   The funds will help to expand Bloomberg Philanthropies’ campaigns in low-and middle income…

The Breakthrough Foundation treated more than a thousand scientists like rock stars last night, giving out $25 million in annual prize money.   Founded by Silicon Valley giants including Yuri Milner and Julia Milner; Sergey Brin; Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, each…

The executive director of MSF US has published an open letter explaining the NGO’s reasoning for rejecting a donation of pneumonia vaccine (PCV) from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Jason Cone writes that PCV manufacturers Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline keep the vaccine’s…

Ugandan women are embracing family planning more than ever thanks to Sayana Press, a self-injectable, progestin-only contraceptive taken once every 3 months. Developed by global health nonprofit PATH, the $1-per-dose shot is so easy to use that 95% of Ugandan women surveyed…

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded its $2 million Humanitarian Prize to the Task Force for Global Health, which promotes collaborative work to eliminate neglected tropical diseases, increases access to vaccines, and improves disease-outbreak response.   The…

Diane Newman, a molecular geomicrobiologist and self-proclaimed “Pied Piper of microbes,” sat down with Scientific American this week to discuss her MacArthur “genius” grant. Newman’s research focuses on microbes that can survive in low-oxygen environments and may further…

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan will invest at least $3 billion toward an ambitious plan to prevent, cure or manage all diseases by the end of the century, they announced yesterday.   The first project will be an independent, interdisciplinary research center in San…

To celebrate the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Centennial, WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and 3-term New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg honored global health luminaries including Bono and Dr. Margaret Chan at an event in New…