The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a network of disease-surveillance teams to conduct child autopsies in poor countries, with an initial investment of $75 million, it announced yesterday.

By Krycia Cowling Thank you for your coverage of Jeffrey Sachs’s talk last Thursday in Global Health NOW. I also attended the lecture. While I welcome his call for universal health coverage, I was disappointed that he made no mention of many of the most important…

Public health has always been both global and local. Today the need to understand this is more urgent than ever. For example, until very recently, Ebola was addressed as local, thus it was ignored too long as a major global health risk.  Everyone now knows that Ebola can…

While working on a doctorate in public health at the University of North Carolina  several years ago, AP reporter Mike Stobbe set out to learn my the post of US surgeon general had become “invisible.” The result is his new book, “Surgeon General’s Warning: How Politics…