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-…

Researchers have figured out how the deadliest form of malaria kills children, according to findings in the New England Journal of Medicine. MRI images revealed that when malaria parasites get stuck in the capillaries of the brain, it causes massive swelling that affects…

Internal WHO documents obtained by the Associated Press show WHO officials were reluctant to declare West Africa’s Ebola outbreak an emergency until months after receiving dire warnings from the field. WHO officials were concerned that an emergency declaration or even…

Though TB infection rates are falling in Europe’s high priority-countries, multi-drug resistant TB is “still ravaging” Europe, according to  Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO’s regional director. The most recent data on TB in Europe (from 2013) shows 360,000 cases in the 53-country…

Gunmen opened fire on 2 female health workers while they were administering polio vaccines in an Afghan refugee camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing both women and their police guard. The shooters escaped, and while there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the…

Despite a 47% decline in global malaria deaths since 2000, new research by University of California, San Francisco researchers have found malaria prevalence is rising in 2 high-transmission sites in Uganda. The authors are concerned that other high-transmission rural areas…