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.
White House Shifts Ebola Funds to Try to Stop Spread of Zika
HHS chief says Zika's arrival in the U.S. is a matter of when, not if.
A Plea to Presidential Candidate Christie: Please Stop Talking About Zika
As governor of New Jersey, his handling of Ebola quarantines was abysmal. And on the campaign trail, Chris Christie is promising to make the same mistakes all over again—this time with the Zika virus.
The Ebola Rape Epidemic No One’s Talking About
When the outbreak hit West Africa, fevers spiked – and so did rates of teenage pregnancy.
Ebola Is Now Killing People Who Aren’t Even Infected
The epidemic has waned, but the virus still threatens the lives of women and children in West Africa.
How Liberia’s Latest Ebola Case Slipped Through the Cracks
Just weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free, the newest case of the deadly virus revealed worrying shortfalls in its ability to prevent another outbreak.
Epidemics on the Move
2013 Global Thinker Caroline Buckee and FP Voice Laurie Garrett discuss how human migration — and the refugee crisis — poses an immense problem to treating disease.
Can the Global Public Health System Learn From Its Ebola Mistakes?
With the crisis gone, the time for soul-searching has begun. But real reforms are what’s needed.
Want to Fight Ebola? Help Liberia Invest in Toilets.
Preventing epidemics in the developing world starts with a focus on basic hygiene.
5 Times Obama Was About to, but Didn’t, Have a Foreign-Policy ‘Katrina Moment’
Pundits love to speculate when Obama will have his "Katrina moment." So far, they've been disappointed.
Why Is the United States Letting Its Best Foreign Aid Tool Fall Apart?
As America is blowing billions by using its military as a one-size-fits-all solution for emergencies around the world, USAID is understaffed, underfunded, and on the cusp of crisis.