What worries WHO Director General Tedros more than anything else? The flu. A global pandemic is “not a matter of if but when,” says Tedros. An outbreak like the one that occurred 100 years ago could have a much broader impact with globalization.  Tedros called on countries…

The world will miss some targets in the fight against NTDs, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the Emirates News Agency—tempering expectations ahead of the Reaching the Last Mile forum now underway in Abu Dhabi.

China reported a third case of bubonic plague yesterday on the heels of 2 cases revealed last week—spurring questions over its assurances that the risk of an outbreak was low, according to the Guardian.  

A technique to sterilize male mosquitoes en masse—a form of insect birth control—will soon be tested in the fight against diseases including chikungunya, dengue, and Zika.   Researchers see the Sterile Insect Technique as a promising new tool for a world losing the battle…

The WHO rolled out its first insulin prequalification pilot program yesterday, aimed at expanding access to treatment in low- and middle-income countries.   The move is designed to release more safety-checked, affordable insulin onto the international market.  

Heaps of garbage piled up in war-torn Taez, Yemen are more than an eyesore for the once-beautiful city of 600,000+ people.   They’re also a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a source of cholera, which killed 304 people in Taez in the last 2+ years, according to the WHO.  …

When a teenager was diagnosed with measles at a health clinic in Rockland County, NY, last October, the clock started ticking. What was at stake wasn’t just the public’s health—America’s WHO-certified measles-free status could be revoked if the outbreak wasn’t contained…

Ebola survivors, believed immune to reinfection, have played a welcome and vital role caring for Ebola patients in DRC.     But a survivor’s death in July raised “a big red flag,” the WHO’s Janet Diaz says—forcing the WHO and DRC to reconsider the practice, Reuters reports…

The WHO declared the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 3 today, marking World Polio Day with a major milestone. Just wild poliovirus type 1 remains, however the work is far from over, Medium reports.

The toll of intimate partner violence on breastfeeding is rarely considered, much less researched.