A standing room-only crowd at a #WHA72 side event yesterday heard from multiple country representatives speaking out on the need for transparency in R&D costs and drug prices in different countries.   “They were all saying that the high prices of medicines were very…

Ebola is a dragon with multiple heads—starting in one place and then popping up in others, Oly Ilunga Kalenga, Minister of Health for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, told a packed committee room at a #WHA72 meeting this morning. And all around the dragon: violence.…

The World Health Assembly—WHO’s supreme decision-making, policy-setting gabfest—is underway, and GHN is on the ground in Geneva. Follow the latest important (and not-so-important but fun) news from at #WHA72 here.

Laurie Garrett has some advice for everyone working in public health and global health: “Never let your guard down.”

Low birthweight takes an alarming toll worldwide, according to the first roundup of global progress on the problem.

An Ebola outbreak rages. Prices of medicines and vaccines continue to climb skyward. Health care costs force 100 million people into extreme poverty. The globe’s preeminent health organization has been massively reorganized—and needs a new budget. Delegates to the 72nd…

The world’s next pandemic is “a matter of when, not if.” To build a better-coordinated response that minimizes impact, leaders should craft operational, strategic and policy choices informed by lessons learned from the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak.   CDG fellow Jeremy Konyndyk’…

The demand for global health opportunities for medical students is growing fast, but up to 40% of med students are dissatisfied with their global health education. Global health sabbaticals for faculty can help create fruitful experiences for students, and home and host…

Global defeat of polio is within reach—but 2 formidable obstacles, violence and misinformation, stand in the way.   In Pakistan, hardline Islamist forces fueled recent violence—including arson of a health facility and the murder of 2 police guards—and spread rumors that the…

Brand new mothers asked to donate their birth tissue likely assumed—or were told—that it would go to a worthy medical cause.   But some donations ended up in the hands of profit-hungry commercial amniotic stem cell manufacturers.