Posts tagged ‘disease’

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    How to use maths to tackle epidemics

    At the sharp end of the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases are courageous people who work… more

  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speaks to villagers about Ebola virus precautions outside Ganta Forum Article

    We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola

    Dear World, In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. … more

  • A man washes hands at facility outside Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in Abuja Forum Article

    Why we need to rethink drug trials for diseases like Ebola

    The Ebola crisis brings into sharp contrast the importance of appropriate regulation for trials of new… more

  • Girls look at a poster, distributed by UNICEF, bearing information on and illustrations of best practices that help prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in the city of Voinjama, in Lofa County in this handout photo Young Global Leaders Video

    Attacking the information failures on Ebola

    Every day marks a new deadly chapter in the Ebola crisis. As of this week more than… more

  • A volunteer health worker practises using a PPE suit at a newly-constructed Ebola virus treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia Forum Article

    How much economic damage is Ebola causing?

    As current and former World Bank employees, we have all worked to speed the… more

  • Orangutans stay in a cage in a wildlife protection centre in Ratchaburi province, about 125 km (78 m.. Forum Article

    How to prevent the next Ebola

    The Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to spread despite… more

  • A girl receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad Forum Article

    Why it pays to invest in disease prevention

    As leaders convene in Istanbul for the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Unlocking Resources for… more

  • Doctor Zhang and a fellow doctor hold up medical images of a patient’s stomach at Beijing Friendship Hospital Forum Article

    How China’s health reforms will affect the world

    China’s high economic growth during the last three decades is well known. But less attention has been… more

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    Four key facts about the Ebola crisis

    The horrific Ebola epidemic in at least four West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and… more

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    What African governments can do to fight malaria

    Almost 20% of all infectious diseases are “vector-borne”. These diseases – the theme of this… more

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    Nigeria’s surprising weapons in the fight to save lives

    World Health Day draws attention to the fight against vector-borne diseases – diseases that are… more

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    How can humans bite back at mosquitoes?

    This year,  the theme of World Health Day on 7 April is  “vector-borne diseases.” To… more

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    Interview: A new weapon in the fight against cancer

    This blog is part of a series of interviews on our Top Ten Emerging Technologies 2014. RNA-based… more

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    Are we prepared for a viral pandemic?

    The outbreak of the H7N9 bird flu in China should be viewed as a major global concern. So far, there… more

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    The full value of childhood vaccines

    If you want to know the value of vaccines, just spend some time in a clinic in Africa. The faces of the… more

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    Can immunization reach every child?

    Ask most people to name the two biggest causes of death among children, and they will most likely say… more

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    What if a deadly new virus jumped from animals to humans?

    Nathan Wolfe is Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University and the Chief Executive… more

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    Taking the next leap forward in health

    We are living in an age of extraordinary progress in health. While the world is having great difficulty… more