Haiti is currently facing its first cholera outbreak in a hundred years. It’s not a surprise, exactly. It was something public health experts have been afraid of since the earthquake. But after nine months, we were starting to hope maybe it wouldn’t happen.
The outbreak seems to be centered in Artibonite, an area that saw a which was relatively unscathed by the earthquake but which experienced a massive influx of people displaced from Port au Prince.
Can Comedy cure Malaria? Maybe not. But Ed Helms and other comedians give it a try for Malaria No More.
Guest post from Harold Pollack: It’s easy to get people to pay attention and to help 33 identified people who require a single dramatic rescue. It’s much harder to get the same level of attention and action when millions of people face larger, complicated, and chronic challenges after a mass disaster.
The Food and Agriculture Organization is confident that a cattle plague that ruined the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across centuries has been eliminated from the face of the earth. Auf wiedersehen Rinderpest!
Inside the World Health Organization's first ever report on so-called "Neglected Tropical Diseases." The good news, the bad news, and what it all means.
Thailand's "Mr. Condom," Mechai Viravaidya discusses his country's very successful public health campaign around condom usage during the TedXChange event. Penile Puns and vaguely inappropriate language abound.
The Floods Emergency Response Plan and Pakistan Humanitarian Response Plan are funded at 33 percent and 46 percent respectively. That's not even half of what the international community says is required to meet basic needs of people affected by the floods.