global health
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.
A Farewell  to Parasites
A Farewell to Parasites
Nsikan Akpan | Sep 1, 2013
Despite a fierce civil war, scientists led a 14-year grassroots campaign that has eradicated a parasitic disease from northern Sudan.
Out of Sight
Out of Sight
Nsikan Akpan | Sep 1, 2013
The community-based healthcare effort that helped stamp out river blindness in one area of Sudan
Fighting River Blindness
Fighting River Blindness
Nsikan Akpan | Sep 1, 2013
The debilitating parasitic disease, onchocerciasis, is all but vanquished in one corner of Sudan, thanks to a community-wide health effort.
Mapping Disease
Mapping Disease
Ed Yong | Apr 29, 2013
Online tools could help to improve our patchy knowledge of the whereabouts of infectious diseases.
Opinion: The Water Crisis
Opinion: The Water Crisis
Christiane Barranguet | Mar 25, 2013
The increasing global demand for potable water needs immediate attention—from researchers and policy makers alike.
Longer Lives, More Disease
Longer Lives, More Disease
Dan Cossins | Dec 14, 2012
A comprehensive global health study finds that although life expectancy has increased in most countries, the burden of chronic disease is also on the rise.
Slipping from the Top?
Jef Akst | Mar 14, 2012
Experts and the American public worry that the country is at risk of losing its global leadership position in scientific research.
Trouble at the CDC?
Bob Grant | Mar 12, 2012
Anonymous letters to The Lancet point to problems with the CDC's Center for Global Health, but the agency denies the allegations.