In an era when social media outpaces the global spread of viruses and reliable news, government and health leaders no longer have the luxury of weighing all the evidence before addressing public concerns. Too often leaders neglect one of their most important tools:…

An innovative approach to screening infants in Uganda for sickle cell disease—the world’s most prevalent genetic disorder—presents an opportunity to improve diagnosis of the condition in other African countries.

Tolbert Nyenswah, Esq., LLB, MPH, Liberia’s National Ebola Incident Manager and Assistant Minister/Deputy Chief of the

By Brian W. Simpson, MPH It’s 1967. 2 million people will die an exceedingly painful death this year, covered in pustules. Just over 10 years later, no one would have ever have to worry about that disease again.   Few people these days bother to think about the…

By Alexa Chamay Berrier How could Open Access (OA) publishing possibly help fight the Ebola epidemic afflicting some of West Africa’s poorest nations? The Answer: In several ways. OA allows authors to disseminate their research for free around the world whilst…

In recognition of World AIDS Day, International AIDS Society president Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, shares his thoughts on the top priorities for 2015, key affected populations, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the impact of the AIDS conference in Melbourne last July, and other…

Ace science writer David Quammen has released an Ebola-specific excerpt of his book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. To help frame the 2014 Ebola outbreak within the broader context of emerging zoonotic diseases, Quammen recently published…

For a Liberian perspective on the Ebola outbreak, we reached out to Tolbert Nyenswah, Assistant Minister of Health. Earlier this month, we featured an article he wrote in Scientific American about Liberia’s Ebola outbreak. Nyenswah, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of…

 

Q&A: IAS President-elect Chris Beyrer While the Melbourne conference’s goal is to advance the fight against AIDS, attendees also are mourning the tragic loss of friends and colleagues among the 298 people killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on…