When Ebola breaks out in a conflict zone, health workers can't do their jobs—and neither a promising vaccine. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ebola fight is also up against militias who, perpetually at war with each other, are now targeting clinics.  The…

The good news is that tuberculosis deaths are declining steadily. The bad news is that we are wildly off track to meet the bold targets set for controlling the world’s #1 lethal infectious disease.

Liberia is not prepared for Ebola’s return, according to the country’s chief medical officer Francis Kateh. A recent Ebola simulation reported cases at health facilities in 3 counties to test resilience and preparedness for another epidemic. Liberia didn’t make the grade,…

Properly administered antiretroviral therapy effectively banishes the risk of transmitting HIV to others, but its power is limited when some 80% of new transmissions are linked to people who don't know they are HIV-positive or aren't getting treatment.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for the country’s treatment of Inuit tuberculosis patients from the 1940s to the 1960s, CBC reported.

On Saturday, yet another attack on an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed 1 police officer and left health workers injured as terrified patients waited in isolation rooms, AP reported.

Ebola survivors in Liberia show a higher burden of certain health problems than a control group, according to an ongoing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that has tracked people for 5 years.  

Mass drug administration is helping to quell infection rates of Plasmodium falciparum in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The parasite is to blame for nearly 63% of malaria deaths in South-East Asia. Andin the GMS, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, it’s…

Door-to-door HIV testing and on-the-spot referrals for treatment could substantially reduce new HIV infections in southern Africa, according to the largest-ever HIV prevention trial, known as PopART. This randomized trial of the “universal test and treat” strategy involved…

HIV has reportedly been cured in a second patient, 12 years after the procedure that put the “Berlin patient” into long-term remission. Both feats involved bone marrow transplants that were intended to treat cancer, not HIV.