Our Best Reads This Weekend
Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister, Donald Trump wades into the Kashmir conflict, and the Ebola epidemic in Congo rages on.
The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It
In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.
In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long
U.S. health aid can also promote stability, mitigate extremism, and avoid costly longer-term military interventions.
Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola
A deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals.
Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal
Africa isn’t just dealing with an outbreak anymore—and that’s bad news for everyone.
Welcome to the First War Zone Ebola Crisis
The world thought it knew how to deal with Ebola outbreaks—but it’s never dealt with one like this before.
The Next Pandemic Will Be Arriving Shortly
Deadly diseases like Ebola and the avian flu are only one flight away. The U.S. government must start taking preparedness seriously.
Trump Is in a Coma on Public Health
Amid the latest Ebola outbreak, the Trump administration is handing leadership to Angela Merkel — and she's not out to protect American interests.
Ebola Is Back. And Trump Is Trying to Kill Funding for It.
As a new outbreak surfaces in Africa, the only possible motive for ending America's anti-Ebola program is that Barack Obama started it.
Who’s Going to Be the Next Leader of WHO?
As the World Health Organization votes in a monumental open ballot for its new chief, the developing world and the developed world are in a battle of ideas.
Ebola Returns in Congo, a Test of ‘Next Time’
Is the global health community ready to stop another outbreak?
Book Talk: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”
Can Liberia’s rock-star president lead her country to another leader?
Zika Is Just the First Front in the 21st-Century Biowar
Why a new era of synthetic biology could make the dangers of the atomic age seem quaint.
Ebola Lives On in Survivors’ Eyeballs and Testicles
West Africa's Ebola epidemic is over, but shocking new science suggests that tens of thousands of survivors could still be carriers.
The Disease Detective Who Speaks the Truth About Epidemics
In the wake of Ebola and the Zika outbreak, a new book maps out the best, smartest ways to combat man’s greatest killers.
Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?
The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.