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Zika Virus Sheds Light on Shortcomings in Family Planning and Reproductive Health

As Zika spreads across the Americas, women trying to heed health authorities' recommendations to delay pregnancy are in a tough spot.

From West Africa to South Korea, No Pause between Outbreaks

As nurses gather in Seoul for the 2015 ICN Conference, an outbreak of MERS poses a new global health security threat.

Emerging Pandemic Threats from Animal Sources: The Need for Greater Health Worker Capacity in Developing Countries to Prevent and Control Them

Diseases transmitted from animals to humans cause 2.4 billion human illnesses and 2.2 million deaths every year.

New WHO Report Urges Countries to Focus R&D on the Health Needs of Developing Countries

Hot news released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO) could change the future of global health.

Making Work Safe for Health Workers

During my medical residency, several of my friends stuck themselves with used needles while caring for patients. I remember their anxiety as they waited for the blood tests to arrive that indicated whether they were at risk for HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C.

Revisiting Zambia: Still So Much to Do

Last month, I was in Zambia, a country especially close to my heart. I was born in Zambia and lived there through the end of high school.

NDM-1: A Potential Superbug Epidemic—What Does it Mean for Health Workers?

New Delhi recently joined the ranks of other metropolitan cities like Washington D.C., Berlin, Singapore, Beijing, and Moscow with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as a ‘superbug,’ taking its namesake.

Malaria Prevention and Treatment in Rural Community-based 'Health Huts'

In Senegal, malaria is responsible for about one-third of all outpatient consultations and between 20% and 30% of mortality in health facilities. For the past 3 years IntraHealth International, in partnership and with financial support from Pfizer, has worked to increase the support to health huts and reduce the prevalence of malaria in the remote region of Tambacounda Senegal.

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