A sharp rise in cases of contagious hepatitis-A in Lebanon is traced by health officials to that country’s weak public health infrastructure and exacerbated by an influx Syrian refugees, a substandard water management system and a shift in the age of disease onset among…

The New York Times won a Pulitzer yesterday for its coverage of West Africa’s Ebola crisis. Its award-winning reporting involved the mobilization of dozens of reporters, photographers, video journalists and others over the last year. The Times coverage produced more than…

The remarkable success of artemisinin-based compound therapies (ACTS) in reducing the global malaria burden carries a deadly paradox.

Evidence is mounting that the Ebola virus may have been lurking undetected in West Africa for years, possibly decades, before unleashing last year’s outbreak that has stolen more than 10,000 lives.

Yesterday’s news about WHO’s frank admissions of its failures in responding to the Ebola crisis has an interesting wrinkle. WHO actually released 2 statements yesterday. The original was “corrected” an hour after it was sent.

Understanding the true public health burden of canine rabies—a fatal viral disease—may result in more resources to prevent it, proposes a new global study in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Every year, rabies kills 59,000 people across the globe and costs the…

Next month, the World Health Assembly will consider reforms proposed by the WHO Executive Board last January, spurred by the flawed response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis.

The African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (African CDC) will launch later this year, with an African Surveillance and Response Unit focused on an emergency operations center and deployment capacity. Top US and African Union officials signed an agreement in…

By Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks A rendering of Redemption Pediatric Hospital. Image Courtesy of MASS Design Group.  The aftermath of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in history provides an important opportunity to reflect on the response; but most importantly,…

Partners in Health encountered serious challenges in its ambitious plans to provide better care for Ebola patients in West Africa, described by co-founder Paul Farmer, as a “medical moon shot.”