By Derek Yach, Victoria Gibbon and Victor Fredlund Found in the Maputuland region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, it is named after the Mseleni Mission Station. MJD has only been found in patients from a Bantu-speaking background who are mainly of the Zulu culture…

The MERS case count climbed to 5 in South Korea, and Saudi Arabia reported 4 new cases in 4 days.

The aftermath of the Ebola crisis has given rise to a refreshingly candid assessment of WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO). AFRO has “a record and reputation for failure second to none in global health today,” observes The Lancet Editor Richard Horton who recently…

By expanding HIV testing and treatment among gays in Bangkok—where about 1 in 3 men who have sex with men are infected—Thailand could prevent more than 5,000 HIV-related deaths over the next 10 years, according to a Lancet study.

When $3.3 billion has been hurled at Ebola, why were hundreds, if not thousands, of frontline health workers sorely underpaid? That’s the question science journalist Amy Maxmen investigated in Sierra Leone. The problem is twofold, she explains in this thorough and moving…

UNHCR and local authorities are fighting to contain the spread of a severe watery diarrhea outbreak that has killed 7 since Wednesday among Burundian refugees in Tanzania. Over 400 people are being treated in several different parts of the country, and officials fear the…

A 7-hour journey to stock up on meds, when 8 family members are sick? This is the kind of daunting challenge that impoverished families face trying to battle TB in Papua New Guinea, the Pacific region’s worst-affected country. With about 30,000 new infections each year,…

Haiti’s cholera epidemic is still a humanitarian emergency that needs attention, even though all cameras are on Nepal, says Pedro Medrano Rojas, the UN’s senior coordinator for the cholera response in Haiti. The epidemic has caused 9,000 deaths and affected more than 735,…

7 months after she was quarantined in New Jersey under suspicion of having Ebola, nurse Kaci Hickox remains sharply critical of her treatment. In an essay in Suffolk University Law School’s Journal of Health and Medical Law, Hickox maintains that the state’s governor Chris…

War in the Central African Republic has led to the collapse of the country’s health care system and disrupted HIV treatments, threatening to accelerate the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, health officials there warn. 2 years into the fighting, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS may rise…