HIV mortality rates are declining thanks to effective medications and growing awareness of the disease. But among black women in the US, late diagnoses and unique social and health concerns still make the disease harder to manage—as women's stories attest, the Washington…

With an “almost obsessive focus on data,” a group mapping out an overhaul of Madagascar’s broken health system is hoping to avoid a common weakness of global health pilot projects: measuring impact. Tracking 860 indicators to reveal what works and what doesn’t, PIVOT wants…

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Butembo Ebola Treatment Center—closed after a violent attack last Wednesday—reopened Saturday, under the management of the country’s health ministry, the WHO, and UNICEF, according to the ministry’s latest situation report.  

After the UN High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis last fall, MSF sharply criticized major donor and high-donor countries for empty promises to end TB—the world’s leading infectious disease killer.  

For husband-and-wife team Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Chris Plowe, fighting malaria in Burma (Myanmar) is one part science, one part diplomacy.   Given the risk that treatment-resistant malaria in the region could spread globally, the stakes are especially high.    

Armed assailants hit another Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday, setting it afire just days after MSF’s Katwa Ebola Treatment Center was torched, Reuters reported.  

Farming is the major source of income for young adults residing in sub-Saharan Africa. But for those living in the mycetoma belt, it’s also a curse—one that will continue to destroy lives until affected countries step up and prioritize mycetoma surveillance, management and…

Patients were forced to evacuate a Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment center set ablaze Sunday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the outbreak's death toll has reached 546, Reuters reported.  

Reversing a controversial policy, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will offer an experimental Ebola vaccine to pregnant and lactating women, and infants under 1 year old. The WHO has endorsed the change. Supporters of the exclusion highlighted the lack of data about the…

Even as HIV infections and new diagnoses are falling in the US, they are increasing among Latino gay and bisexual men under 30.   Black, gay and bisexual men have the highest risk of being infected with HIV, yet the second highest risk group—Latinos—are not benefitting from…