global health
Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018
The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2017
Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
Cholera Ripping Through Yemen
Cholera Ripping Through Yemen
Diana Kwon | Jun 8, 2017
More than 100,000 cases of the bacterial disease have been reported in the war torn country.
Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies
Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2017
Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2017
Intellectual property theft, gun violence, scientific failure, and more
Meet the Three Finalists for WHO Director-General
Meet the Three Finalists for WHO Director-General
Diana Kwon | Jan 26, 2017
The World Health Organization announces three final candidates for the agency’s top position. 
Global Food-Related Disease Estimate
Global Food-Related Disease Estimate
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2015
More than 400,000 people—including 125,000 children—die from foodborne illness every year, according to the World Health Organization.
WHO: Few Countries Protecting Antibiotics
WHO: Few Countries Protecting Antibiotics
Kerry Grens | Apr 30, 2015
Just a quarter of countries have an action plan in place to address antibiotic resistance, according to a survey by the World Health Organization.
WHO: TB’s Toll Worse Than Thought
WHO: TB’s Toll Worse Than Thought
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2014
A new report from the World Health Organization finds that tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people around the world than was estimated a year ago.
Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security
Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2014
The United Nations Security Council declares the situation in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and calls for even more resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.