15 years of global efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria have seen their toll plummet. But rising drug resistance coupled with stagnant funding pose a real threat to these achievements, found a new report by Friends of the Global Fight.

Heavy rains catalyzed a massive garbage landslide in Mozambique’s capital that killed 16 people last week, revealing the precarious foundations of life around Maputo’s Hulele rubbish dump.Anticipating tragedy, local environmentalists have long campaigned for the dump—home…

There are no schools, jobs, or hospitals in Mahul, a former fishing village east of Mumbai. Sewage flows into the streets.  

New partnerships between The Global Fund and 3 private companies highlight the potential for health and wealth benefits to flow from the alliances, which were announced by the Fund at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In Panama, a vector technician named Orlando goes from house to house, street to street, gathering and tracking data about mosquito breeding sites and disease hot spots. It’s a difficult job. His success depends on his interpersonal skills, on earning the trust of…

Just in time for the World Economic Forum, new numbers from Oxfam highlight the ever-widening chasm between rich and poor, calling for mo

Rapid urbanization in Africa—without economic growth to match—funnels people into slums that trap them in poverty, reports Obi Anyadike.The urban poor across the continent, collected in cities set to grow from around 400 million to more than 1.26 billion in the next 2…

Battered by 3 major wars since 1980, Iraq has seen its life expectancy fluctuate dramatically: 58 years in 1999 to 63 in 2001 and 58 in 2005 and more recently 72 in 2011 before trending down to 69 in 2015, according to WHO data. Since 2014 when ISIS seized territory in…

A 2-year program designed to mentor science journalists and improve science coverage in Africa launched this month, funded by the African Academy of Scientists and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and African journalist associations.“Science is a…

NEW YORK—Exploring the role businesses can play tackling some of the world's thorniest challenges, the Bloomberg Global Business Forum is underway at the Plaza Hotel. Hosted during the UN General Assembly in New York, the forum convenes top government and business leaders…