The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak
It’s not the disease that’s worrisome—it’s the Chinese government’s response to it.
Mexico Is Setting a Global Example on HIV Treatment
But the president’s recent funding cuts to civil society organizations threaten to imperil their progress.
On the Front Lines of the Trump Administration’s Ebola Response
The United States has mounted a wide-ranging response to the latest deadly outbreak, as only it can.
The Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring One of the World’s Biggest Looming Threats
Whoever sits in the White House come 2021 will likely have to confront a pandemic of some kind. He or she should start preparing now.
What Terrorism Experts Can Learn From Public Health Experts
National security professionals have a duty to use their influence to fight hyperbole.
Endless Conflict in Afghanistan Is Driving a Mental Health Crisis
A generation of Afghans came of age amid relentless violence. Saturday’s election offers little hope for help.
Trump Takes Center Stage at U.N. Summit
The U.S. president’s third UNGA address could be more toned down than before.
The World Knows an Apocalyptic Pandemic Is Coming
But nobody is interested in doing anything about it.
Nigeria Just Won a Complex Victory Over Polio
The country’s vaccinators have overcome distrust, misinformation, and an insurgency to reach this point, but they can’t stop yet.
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.
Muslim Health Care for All
How religious communities in the United States are providing free health care and overcoming anti-immigrant sentiment.
Good Health Supports Good Governance
Trump’s budget reopens old—and unnecessary—arguments about the efficacy of health aid.
Cliches Can Kill in Congo
The country’s Ebola outbreak is spreading out of control—but it's not because of a fight over "conflict minerals."
Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola
A deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals.
How Russia Sows Confusion in the U.S. Vaccine Debate
Not content to cause political problems, Moscow’s trolls are also undermining public health.
The World’s Many Measles Conspiracies Are All the Same
The deadly disease is spreading rapidly around the globe, fueled by a cratering of social trust.
Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal
Africa isn’t just dealing with an outbreak anymore—and that’s bad news for everyone.
Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible
Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.
How to Make Climate Change Doubters Pay a Political Price
Leaders who refuse to acknowledge the public health consequences of air pollution, disease outbreaks, and drought will soon feel the wrath of voters at the polls.