Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf named Bernice Dahn as the country’s new health minister. Dahn earned praise for efforts to combat Ebola in her previous role as chief medical officer. She placed herself in quarantine last September after an assistant died of Ebola…

California lawmakers advanced a bill yesterday that aims to ban personal belief exemptions from vaccines for school-going kids. The measure follows an outbreak of measles in the state that started last December. In the months since, more than 150 people across the US have…

Despite that African health workers willingly and ably did a heroic job tackling the Ebola crisis, they didn’t get credit from the Western media, according to Dr. Olawale Maiyegun, director of social affairs at the African Union commission. The AU—criticized by some for…

Many health care providers across the US may be reluctant to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—an increasingly important HIV prevention approach—to some of their high-risk patients. In the online survey of 324 American Academy of HIV Medicine members, fewer than…

Along with the first robin and green shoots, Spring brings the Washington Post Peeps contest.

Disease models used to manage outbreaks must leave room for uncertainty, urges the Royal Society in the UK, which applied the theory to produce a close match with Ebola’s actual progression in West Africa in 2014.

We love sharing good news like this: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Japan have officially eliminated measles from their populations, according to the Measles Regional Verification Commission. Each country was able to achieve high coverage with 2 doses of the measles…

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…