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…

Watch out Chicago, LA and Miami. A new Lancet Infectious Diseases study predicts that’s where the measles outbreak is headed next. After that: Queens County, New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas…  

In Canada, tuberculosis is a shocking 300X more prevalent among Inuit compared to non-indigenous communities; the disease’s toll in the North is comparable to developing countries. After being diagnosed last year, Kilikvak Karen Kabloona has taken to Instagram to show the…

A couple in Mongolia died after eating raw marmot kidneys; they were modern-day victims of an old threat: bubonic plague. Famed for the 1300s pandemic that killed some 50 million people, the plague (most likely passed on from fleas that linger among wildlife) still kills…

The Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is contending with deep distrust and rumors spreading online, writes Vittoria Elliott.   On one Facebook page with 230,000 members, users both ridicule disbelief in Ebola and fan conspiracy theories that it doesn’t…

A landmark study published in the Lancet yesterday puts the end of the AIDS epidemic within reach, The Guardian reports.

Antiretroviral therapy is a major asset in lessening HIV-related morbidity if initiated shortly after diagnosis. Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa are implementing Treat All policies providing timely ART.   While initial controlled studies showed high rates of ART…

Akon Mathiong is mourning 2 young grandsons, who died of measles last week in South Sudan.   Both had been vaccinated—spurring concerns of compromised vaccines.   A Kuajok doctor reports more than 10 cases among vaccinated children since January, amid an outbreak that has…

The US is poised to set a measles record this year with dozens of new cases cropping up in recent weeks and more expected in the wake of Easter and Passover gatherings, The Washington Post reports. The cases, mostly among unvaccinated populations, are linked to travelers…

Join leading malaria researchers convening at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Thursday, April 25—World Malaria Day—to discuss eliminating malaria in Africa, locus of the vast majority of the world’s 219 million annual malaria cases. The one-day…