ATLANTA – When the CDC canceled a planned Climate Change & Health conference—apparently seeking a low profile on the issue given the new administration in DC—civil society stepped up. Former Vice President Al Gore called former President Jimmy Carter, who offered to…

By Chelsea B. Polis, Carie M. Cox, Özge Tunçalp, Alexander C. McLain, and Marie E. Thoma Infertility in low-income countries is a neglected reproductive health issue, despite its staggering impact. It’s also under-measured, especially in low-income settings—but a new…

One day Madan Vasishta is deaf—the next, divine. Nothing special happened to him.  He experienced no moment of religious clarity…no metaphysical encounter. This is simply the result of the introduction of a new label by the Indian government. 

The Ebola virus takes its name from the river near one of the villages where one of the world’s first Ebola outbreaks occurred, in 1976 in Zaire, now known as Democratic Republic of Congo. And though much of the world first heard of the virus during the panic and confusion…

A Q&A with MSI’s Marjorie Newman-Williams One of US President Trump’s first moves in office was signing an Executive Order to bring back the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule. The policy bars non-US organizations overseas from…

President Trump’s Executive Order on January 27 suspending the US refugee admissions program for 120 days—and barring entry of Syrian refugees indefinitely—has already had far-reaching effects for many, including those in the public health community who study refugee crises.

An infection caused by the bite of a sand fly, visceral leishmaniasis has a 100% fatality rate if left untreated. Characterized by bouts of fever, significant weight loss, swelling of the spleen and liver, and anaemia, the disease can only be treated with medication that…

More than 60% of world’s total new annual cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia and Central and South America—and the same regions account for 70% of the world’s cancer deaths, according to the WHO.

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease that causes fever, headaches, joint pains and itching. If left untreated, the disease can also cause behavior changes, confusion and poor coordination. About 61 million people in…

Chagas is an infectious disease caused by the bite of a triatomine bug typically found in South America, Central America and Mexico. Though the disease can be mild and include swelling and fever, if left untreated, chagas can result in congestive heart failure. Today,…