Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
The Ebola vaccine alone is not enough to deal with the outbreak in the DRC.
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.
Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
High-income country experts and institutions are valued more than expertise in low- and middle-income countries.
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is incredibly difficult to manage.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
The DRC president's direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Stop blaming video games for violent acts, a digital culture expert says. Instead, look to the link with public health to help us deal with a complicated culture of violence.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
What happens when you have Ebola?
To be sustainable, the NHS needs to invest in AI and other advanced technologies.
Health systems are generally structured around nation-states. Migration, especially across national borders, therefore leads to challenges.
Keeping track of migration and urbanisation is challenging, but it's vital for population health that migration and urbanisation is well understood and planned for.
Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.
It's difficult to keep track of the medical records of patients on the move and some may be lost to follow-up, presenting further public health challenges and population-wide risks.
Research in Ghana, India and Kenya shows that more women experience subtle forms of undignified care than they do physical and verbal abuse during childbirth.
Excluding international migrants from the public health care system can result in a population wide risk.