This second half of a Q&A with Joanne Liu, MDCM, president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), focuses on lessons learned in the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa. In case you missed it last week, you can read the first part here.—Dayna Kerecman Myers, associate…

A new study on HIV gives reason for pause, showing that the virus can behave more insidiously than previously known. After examining 72 HIV positive adult males in San Francisco, researchers found that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system and settle in the…

Ebola proved to be the defining global health issue of the past year, and among the earliest to sound the warning was Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Just 6 months before the initial cases were confirmed in West Africa, Joanne Liu, MDCM, started her tenure as president of…

Her husband and children—29 relatives in all—were killed by Ebola. The life she carefully planned for herself is over. Josephine Dolley of New Kru Town somehow has managed to survive on hope, faith and love, as evidenced by the six orphans she has adopted. Now, the 31-year…

Tuberculosis Suspect. Treatment Defaulter. Non-compliant. Describing TB patients in such criminal terms is common in TB research and practice, and it chips away at their dignity—fueling the stigma surrounding the disease, according to a commentary by Mike Frick, a project…

To bring a new strategy in the TB fight, the Slum Partnerships to Actively Respond to Tuberculosis in Kampala (Spark-TB) brought equipment and intensive training to 70 private health facilities scattered across Kampala’s poorer urban areas.

Joanne Liu visiting the Ebola Management Centre ELWA3 in Monrovia, Liberia in November 2014. Pictured here with MSF physician's assistant Jackson Niamah, who addressed the UN Security Council in September 2014. ©Fernando Calero/MSF  

HIV/AIDS is still a taboo subject in Hong Kong, and much of East Asia, where stigma and misconceptions about the disease slow efforts to diagnose and treat patients—and prevent the spread of the virus.

Thousands of lives were lost needlessly due to the world’s slow reaction to the West Africa Ebola outbreak, according to a scathing new critique from Médecins Sans Frontières? (MSF), released on the 1-year anniversary of the first confirmed case.

It turns out the skin is an important battleground between dengue viruses and the immune system, according to research conducted at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and published in Science. Currently, there’s no effective therapy for dengue, the most prevalent mosquito-…