Mycobacterium tuberculosis’s ability to develop resistance to antibiotics has long been a threat to global health. Matthew Wipperman, PhD, MSc, a research scientist in the Immunology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and colleagues recently published a…

In 2017, a child under age 15 died every 5 seconds, according to new UN estimates. The vast majority of these 6.3 million deaths were children under 5, most of them from preventable and treatable causes like pneumonia and malaria.

After scientists raced to develop a Zika vaccine following the 2015 outbreak, a $110 million trial is underway. But here’s the irony: Infection rates are so low that it’s impossible to test whether the vaccine works.   It’s “a good dilemma because we don't have Zika anymore…

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a very different kind of HIV prevention than pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But as PrEP gains traction in Africa, its rollout has much to learn from that of VMMC. National PrEP programs are growing, but uptake and retention…

27 million lives have been saved by the efforts of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, according to the organization’s progress report launched today. Despite the progress, the report highlights considerable challenges. We face a slowing decline in HIV…

A study in Indonesia—4th in the world behind China, India and Russia for new HIV infections each year—investigated a care continuum where only around 10-20% of patients receive antiretroviral therapy.

DRC’s Ebola outbreak has expanded, killing a patient in the 1-million person trade hub of Butembo. Cases are also mounting in Beni, that patient’s hometown, where violent attacks against medical staff and care facilities have raised further concern, CIDRAP reports.

African swine fever and the draconian measures necessary for containment are wiping out Central Europe’s domestic pig farms. Experts fear ASF’s creep to China and the UK could decimate over 50% of the world’s pigs, devastating markets and causing widespread food insecurity…

When he was training to be a doctor, Anoop Kumar’s medical textbooks did not mention anything about Nipah—but when a man walked into Kerala’s Baby Memorial Hospital last May with mysterious symptoms, his team soon realized they were dealing with something unusual.  

The unprecedented response to the AIDS epidemic is often viewed as the inaugural moment of the young field of global health. But “it is an error to assign a single disease as its point of origin,” writes Richard Horton—doing so obscures the power dynamics that underlie…