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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
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2017
Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
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
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2017
Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Feb 1, 2017
Intellectual property theft, gun violence, scientific failure, and more
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
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
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
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
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.