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.
South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
Research has yet to reveal why and how obesity rates have surged around the world in the past few decades.
The World Health Organisation no longer sees Zika as a health emergency. But what does this downgrade mean for the health of mothers and babies?
The current scheduling of cannabis is not only out of step with the available evidence but is restricting its potential use as a medicine.
A bit of prosciutto as part of a well-balanced diet is not going to do you much harm.
Why US$790m is not enough to win the war against antibiotic resistance.