Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation Director-General, speaking on Ebola at the UN’s Geneva headquarters.
The web or network of exposed people can quickly grow from one case if steps aren't taken early to avoid further onward transmission.
Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province.
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Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
Not all disease is easy to spot.
It seems like an easy question, until you take a closer look. Then things get messy.
A health worker administers the Ebola vaccine.
The threat posed by measles is on the rise again in a number of countries in the world. One of them is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
When gaming interferes with a person’s daily life, it might become a disorder.
The World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as an addiction. But it involves more than just playing videogames for hours on end. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
Burnt shacks after a fire in a Mumbai slums. Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil… Italian food is at the heart of intense diplomatic lobbying.
To defend traditional Italian products such as meats and cheeses – delicious, but often high in fat and salt – the country's government has launched an intense lobbying campaign to fight nutrition labels.
World Health Organisation guidelines on screen time lack nuance.
Malaria detection campaign in the Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé.
Malaria is prevalent in developing countries. Epigenetics may be the key to finding its Achilles heel.
Human milk banks collect, pasteurise, test, store, and distribute donated breastmilk.
The WHO has called for the global scale-up of human milk banks.
A girl takes her tuberculosis medication under the supervision of a health worker in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Tuberculosis kills more people globally than any other infectious disease. A human-rights approach and investment in quality care are essential to ending the global epidemic.
Filipinos hold a funeral march for Kian Loyd delos Santos, who was killed during a police anti-drug operation on August 16 2017.
The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
New research suggests that raising public awareness about antimicrobial resistance may have unintended consequences.
Listening to people’s concerns is important when talking to someone who is hesitant about vaccination.
You don't have to be an expert to be an effective advocate for vaccination. Here are some tips if you find yourself talking to someone who isn't convinced they should vaccinate their kids.
Using databases and community partnerships, we can end TB in Canada.
In Manitoba, Canada, researchers have used health databases to better understand how people with tuberculosis interact with the health-care system.
More data may be key to disrupting health care.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
Young people are spending more and more time in digital environments – isn't it time that support was embedded?
Paraguay plays a major role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and the problem was seeded by transnational tobacco corporations.
The history of Paraguay's role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and its implications.