Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
People in countries that value autonomy highly drink more alcohol than people in countries that value tradition.
Unpicking the baffling case of how one of Africa's dictators became the world's top ambassador for non-communicable diseases – at least for a while.
As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
India's laissez-faire attitude to drug regulation is a serious threat to global efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Surviving a hurricane in poor countries such as Haiti is no guarantee of surviving the secondary problem of cholera.
The World Health Organisation has pledged a long-term response to controlling the Zika virus because the threat is far from over
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
Cold War, dictators and cover-ups – Ebola's secret history.
In the past year, 3,300 cases of measles were reported in Europe. Most of them were entirely preventable.
Almost one-third of human disease requires surgery, but most of those people who need surgery are not getting it. Here's why we need to make surgery more accessible.
When it comes to fighting antimicrobial resistance, most of the focus is on bacteria. But we'd be foolish to forget about fungi.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
The new director-general of the World Health Organisation has set universal health coverage as a priority. There are several ways to make headway with this goal.
There are a number of challenges that the World Health Organisation's new leader, Ethiopian-born Tedros Ghebreyesus, will have to navigate during his tenure.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
The person who takes office on July 1 2017 will have significant impact on the organisation, and on all of global health.
Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.