It may come as a surprise, but rabies still kills 59,000 people every year. Hence the need for targeted efforts like World Rabies Day on Saturday.  

At the start of the UN General Assembly this week in New York, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stepped into an “air pollution pod” and visibly struggled to breathe.   This is often our first thought of…

Médecins Sans Frontières criticized the WHO for its approach on Ebola vaccine distribution, calling for the establishment of an international, transparent independent vaccine management committee.   MSF feels that the WHO’s “opaque management of the vaccine supplies,” with…

The WHO took the unusual step on Saturday of releasing a statement on unconfirmed reports of possible Ebola cases in Tanzania and its unsuccessful attempts to obtain information from Tanzanian officials.  

After being polio-free for almost 2 decades, the Philippines has declared a fresh outbreak of the paralyzing disease after a 3-year-old girl tested positive for the virus, Devex reports.   Polio—which remains endemic in just 3 countries—was also detected in sewage systems…

The DRC’s former health minister was detained on Saturday for alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds; officials feared he might try to flee the country, Al Jazeera reports.

Just as global progress against HIV/AIDS is at a high, European cities are seeing a resurgence from “chemsex” parties. Chemsex, promoted via apps like Grindr, is sex with multiple partners under the influence of drugs like crystal meth. Chemsex happens mainly among men who…

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC has killed over 2,000 people—but the pathogen is far from the only problem, Nature

Determined to improve on 1-way, easy-to-ignore reminders for tuberculosis patients to take their medicine, MIT researchers in Kenya embarked on an experiment, reports MedicalXpress.  

Ebola survivors in Guinea had 5X the mortality risk in their first year after discharge compared with the general population, according to a study published yesterday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.