As many as 150 million girls and women—most in sub-Saharan Africa—suffer from a misunderstood and under-researched condition that threatens their fertility and puts them at greater risk of contracting HIV. Urogenital schistosomiasis can cause vaginal bleeding, lesions,…

Amid Yemen’s escalating violence and humanitarian crisis, the WHO has confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever in several parts of the country—with more than 3,000 suspected cases and at least 3 deaths. The cases are likely to rise due to the collapsing water, sanitation and…

Nearly 30 million people a year are afflicted with sepsis, leaving millions dead or disabled. Still, it receives little attention. This CUGH webinar aims to change that, by convening experts to discuss the scope of the problem and what can be done to prevent treat the…

With 750,000 dengue cases so far this year, Brazilians are angry over long waits for care and the failings of Brazil’s health care system. The mosquito-borne disease has killed 229 people this year—up 45% from the same period last year. Officials blame the drought that…

A strange disease outbreak in Nigeria has possibly killed 28 in the past 3 days in Nigeria’s Ondo State, according to residents. The disease spreads rapidly, causes blindness and loss of consciousness, and kills its victims within 24 hours, residents report. The cause of…

After last year’s record-busting drought in Brazil’s southeast, recent rainfall brought relief to residents—but also gave a helping hand to dengue-transmitting mosquitoes. Last year’s dry spell deprived the mosquitoes of their favored breeding ground—stagnant puddles—and…