International outbreaks of the almost-forgotten disease diphtheria and pockets of low immunisation coverage put Australians at risk of catching the disease.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
World TB Day will be observed March 24, with the good news that deaths from tuberculosis are declining. But a trend toward confining those with TB threatens to stall advances.
A cure for many tropical diseases was discovered 30 years ago this month. The drug is donated by its manufacturer. Why are we still dealing with neglected tropical diseases?
Enshrining the need for planning healthy built environments in legislation will help ensure the fundamental role planners have to play in facilitating healthy lifestyles.
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.
The first case of Zika in India was discovered in November 2016. Why was the public not informed about it?
President Trump wants to slash global health funding at a time when more investment is needed, not less. This spending can protect Americans – as well as foreigners – from deadly diseases.
In the last decade, the United States has been the leading funder for preparing and responding to global infectious outbreaks, and the delivery of basic health care to low-income countries.
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.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
The person who takes office on July 1 2017 will have significant impact on the organisation, and on all of global health.
Malaria has long menaced the world, but gains have occurred. Those efforts could now be stymied by budget cuts, however. Here's how a disease that knows no borders could widen its deadly reach.
The US is the largest donor to the United Nations Population Fund, which mandates access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and voluntary family planning.
Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries. As we observe World Tuberculosis Day, it's worth asking why.
Also known as the Mexico City policy, the rule increases abortion demand and has consequences for a range of other health matters such as HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer and child health and well-being.
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.
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?