US President Barack Obama will meet today with the presidents of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to discuss progress on the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to a White House National Security Council announcement on Twitter.

Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has announced he is leaving to become the next president of the University of Miami. “Julio has energized the Harvard Chan School with his extraordinary devotion to how universities can enhance the health…

America’s largest ever global-health intervention costing hundreds of millions of dollars was a bust: 11 Ebola treatment centers set up by the US military treated only 28 Ebola patients. 9 of the centers have had no patients so far. After President Obama announced the…

Jonas Salk’s injectable polio vaccine turned 60 yesterday and has been enjoying a renewed popularity recently. The oral polio vaccine has been the workhorse in low- and middle-income countries because it’s cheaper (about 15 cents per dose while the injectable is a dollar…

By Shunichi Fukuhara, Dean, School of Public Health, Kyoto University As is well known, Japan is experiencing a super-aging society which brings a lot of challenges and difficulties. Many initiatives have been taken and some have already shown positive outcomes.…

The Fogarty International Center has collected dozens of no- and low-cost e-learning resources for global health folks, including everything from training courses and MOOCs to resource networks. They also ask for additional suggested resources. Email ficinfo [at] mail.nih.…

A new review of polio vaccines and research that could help ensure eradication appears online in Future Microbiology—in time for the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's landmark paper on the first safe and effective polio vaccine (April 12).

Richard L. Hall, who flew a plane in 1945 that dropped food supplies across Holland during the “Hunger Winter,” delivered a time-honored message at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Human Nutrition, giving future humanitarian leaders food for thought. “Make the best…

With 1 doctor per 24,725 people, Uganda’s government should not be helping to send 283 medical professionals to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago (a wealthier country with 12 doctors per 10,000), argue opponents. The plan has drawn fire from activists in Uganda…