Projects to discover and catalogue new viruses to try and predict the next pandemic are locked in a “Sisyphean exercise,” write Sydney-based virologists Jemma Geoghegan and Edward Holmes in a study published in Open Biology.  

Trump nominee Mark Green seems almost certain to be head of USAID. What’s not certain is the future of an agency that Trump had targeted for a 31% cut in his proposed budget.   Green, a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin and US ambassador to Tanzania under…

By Derek Yach, Chief Health Officer, the Vitality Group   Late in December 2015, President Obama signed off on a $1.1 trillion 2016 budget. A huge chunk of that covers domestic health (especially through Medicare and Medicaid). In addition, global health is…