Insecticide-treated bed nets—critical weaponry in the malaria prevention arsenal—are typically distributed by health clinics to pregnant women or via mass campaigns every 3 years in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. But campaigns are expensive logistical ordeals, and lost or…

Screening asylum seekers for tuberculosis as they enter Europe is a key tool to preventing the spread of the disease. This dynamic population’s TB risk varies widely by origin, circumstances, and route. Germany has the highest number of asylum applicants in Europe, yet, the…

Sierra Leone Ebola survivors suffer from a broad range of disorders, including stroke and debilitating migraine-type headaches, according to a study in Emerging Infectious Diseases focused on post-Ebola syndrome.  

Deploying a decades-old technique, Queensland, Australia researchers successfully wiped out 80% of disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes—one of the world’s most dangerous pests. The trial’s success shows a promising potential solution in the global fight against…

A remarkable rescue effort succeeded in bringing out the last members of a boys’ soccer team from a cave in Thailand this am, The Guardian reported.

Over the past decade, opportunities for students and trainees to travel internationally have grown substantially. Universities and non-profit organizations offer a variety of short-and long-term opportunities for global health research, practice, and cultural experience.…

No one is turned away, and no one pays for treatment at the facility known as the Cholera Hospital in Dhaka, which can admit up to 1,000 patients a day. Thanks to oral rehydration solution—which costs about 10 cents a sachet—most recover. ORS has helped save tens of…

Miscarriages and stillbirths related to the Zika virus may be much higher than initially thought, according to data pooled from 6 primate research centers.

Médecins Sans Frontières is handing the reins of the DRC’s Ebola response to the Congolese Ministry of Health and other NGOs. During a 2-month emergency intervention, MSF supported the health ministry, identifying 38 confirmed Ebola cases, including 24 survivors.

In defiance of public health efforts to stamp out polio in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it keeps spreading—paralyzing 29 children, and reaching Uganda’s border.    DRC’s outbreak is derived from the oral polio vaccine, not the wild virus. High-risk districts…