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.
Australia’s Draconian Refugee Policy Comes Home to Roost
The government has gone to great lengths to keep asylum-seekers from its shores. Now it might have to accept some of them after all.
Inside Trump’s Plan to Scale Back U.N. Resolutions on Sexual Health, Violence Against Women
Internal memos reflect the growing influence of conservative Christians in the Trump administration.
Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—By Neglect
By deliberately destroying and degrading public health infrastructure, the Syrian regime is reviving long-eradicated diseases and killing civilians.
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.
You Can’t Treat Tuberculosis With Platitudes
Washington nearly killed the U.N. anti-TB effort, but it didn't need to. The U.N. will do that itself.
Parents’ Fears Are the Chinese Communist Party’s Biggest Nightmare
A huge vaccine scandal hits at Beijing's most vulnerable point: children's safety.
Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic
The world thought it had fought the HIV virus to a stalemate—but its strategy was flawed in ways that are only now becoming clear.
Trump’s Battle Against Breastfeeding Is a Small Part of a Wider War
With escalating drug prices and growing vaccine paranoia, American populism is taking down the edifice of global public health.
Who Will Care for the Carers?
As populations age, countries will need ever more primary health workers and aides — jobs robots will never do well. So why do we treat these workers so badly?
Superbugs Are Going to Eat Us Alive
Drug-resistant diseases are on the rise. Only a global effort to prevent overuse of antibiotics can halt the threat.
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.
The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another
As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak.