Jamaica faces an extraordinary dilemma: How does it prepare HIV-positive youth, originally slated for hospice care, for independent life? The introduction of accessible and affordable antiretroviral medications through the Global Fund and Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative in…

Following an overwhelming majority vote for independence, South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011, after years of conflict. 5 years later, the country remains mired in decades-old tribal warfare. Prior to independence, the struggle between northern…

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It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic.

If you asked them, I suspect most Americans would say that the number of people sleeping in shelters and outside on the streets just keeps multiplying. But recent progress has shown that homelessness is not the intractable problem many people think it is. 

Michael R. Bloomberg, WHO Global Ambassador for noncommunicable diseases and three-term New York City mayor, is giving $300 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to address critical issues affecting American health.                    The gift,…

COPENHAGEN–The Zika virus is expected to spread in Europe by summer, according to a WHO risk assessment released May 18. Overall risk for an outbreak in the region is low to moderate, though the island of Madeira and the Black Sea coast of Russia and Georgia have the…

Almost 8 months ago, we announced the winning nomination for the Untold Global Health Story of 2015 contest. Out of 170 nominations of diseases and issues that significantly impact global health but receive little to no attention from the mainstream media, one stood out:…

Ian Crozier, an infectious disease doctor and Ebola survivor, was one of the first to realize the Ebola virus was haunting him. Two months after being declared Ebola-free, Crozier walked up to his bathroom mirror to brush his teeth and did a double take. One of his blue…

Unchecked, antimicrobial resistant infections are projected to kill some 10 million people around the world by 2050. And even countries with strong health systems are coming up short in their efforts to combat the problem, according to a recent WHO assessment.