By Jennifer Dias As social animals, humans often coordinate their lives around cultural norms, formally sanctioned rules that prescribe or proscribe certain behavior. Typically, when a large majority of people are dissatisfied with an existing
9-2-15 PLOS Science Wednesday AMA Preview: River blindness programs improve health outcomes: Evidence for increased prioritization of NTDs in post-2015 global health agenda
River blindness (onchocerciasis) is an onerous neglected tropical disease (NTD) and the second-leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Onchocerciasis is transmitted by a bite from the black fly, which creates an inflammatory response that leads
WHO will lead and who will pay? The World Health Organization, Ebola and the future of global health
By Andreas Vilhelmsson When the Ebola virus disease epidemic hit West Africa in late 2013, nobody could imagine that just a year and a half later it will have caused more than 11,000 deaths and
This article is being cross-listed with the Harvard graduate student publication Signal to Noise, Special Edition on Infectious Disease. Health equity is based on the idea that all lives, anywhere in the world, have equal value.
Ebola virus (EBOV) is a highly virulent pathogen, resulting in death by Ebola hemorrhagic fever in up to 90% of people who contract the virus. There are no drugs to treat it, and no vaccines