Running an effective mass immunisation campaign, vaccinating children in Nigeria against measles is a logistical nightmare.
Screenshot of a fiction movie researchers used to debate genital cutting among families they worked with in Sudan.
In Sudan, female genital cutting is common among many communities. The use of movies that debate this question could change people's opinions about the practice.
What if it wasn’t back to the drawing board every year for a new flu shot?
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But a new way to create vaccines, called 'rational design,' might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
The H5N8 virus is especially dangerous for migratory birds.
Studies of animal-human interactions in various settings could perhaps help prevent bird flu and the mass slaughter of animals it inevitably leads to.
These packs have already been deployed to villages in Zambia.
A project that aims to change the fate of accident victims in developing countries.
Children living in areas with poor sanitation and hygiene account for 60% of people around the world infected with intestinal worms.
There's a growing body of evidence that shows we could be doing more for the close to billion children at risk of intestinal worms. We simply cannot afford to ignore it.
Emerging diseases on which the experts are keeping a close eye.
The US’s Regas Woods of competing in the long jump at the Rio paralympics.
Paralympic sport is meant to be inclusive and fair but athletes don't face a level playing field. Those from higher income countries can compete more easily.
Punitive measures and forced rehabilitation don’t work.
As in other parts of the world, the war on drugs in Southeast Asian countries has huge social, moral and medical costs. Now, an approach that places harm reduction at its centre is gaining support.
Research has yet to reveal why and how obesity rates have surged around the world in the past few decades.
Just another day in Nairobi’s Kibera slums. Slums are characterised by densely packed settlements with inadequate provision of services.
Despite increased global awareness about poor conditions in slums, the health of their inhabitants is a little studied phenomenon.
A growing number of young Asian men are using a plethora of whitening products.
Skin whitening among women has long been commonplace, but now young Asian men too, are using a plethora of whitening products.