A health worker checks people’s temperatures in Goma, DRC. Patricia Martinez/EPA-EFE
How outbreaks like Ebola extract huge social and economic costs

Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities. Humanity has endured a myriad of epidemics, some of which have wiped out entire communities.

By Abdhalah Ziraba 2 days ago

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, a strategic consultancy that works with some of the world's top brands and corporations and turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

Supply chain conference to showcase healthcare lessons from Nigeria
Supply chain conference to showcase healthcare lessons from Nigeria

A supply chain membership platform for the private sector in Nigeria has strengthened private sector spending for public health. Azuka Okeke, who pioneered the project, will be sharing her experiences and insights at The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management's upcoming SAPICS Spring Conference on 10 September 2019 in Johannesburg.

20 Aug 2019

Trachoma can lead to blindness if left untreated. Alaine Kathryn Knipes/CDC
Why it's proving hard to eliminate the eye disease trachoma by 2020

Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9-million people every year. Poor communities in rural areas of countries in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East are most affected.

By Musa Mutali 19 Aug 2019

High-income country trainees and experts must learn to listen and be humble. Shutterstock
Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the pattern

Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, land in Washington DC for a two-week visit. They visit a few hospitals, speak to a few healthcare workers and policymakers, read a few reports, and write up a nice assessment of the US health system with several recommendations on how to fix the issues they saw. They submit their manuscript to the American Journal of Public Health.

By Madhukar Pai 19 Aug 2019