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 9 hours ago

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Antimalarials less effective in malnourished children

The most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children, a University of Cape Town (UCT) study shows. The study calls for further research into optimising treatment for undernourished children - who are particularly vulnerable to contracting and dying from the disease.

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DRC President Felix Tshisekedi during the inauguration ceremony. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA-EFE
Tshisekedi has taken over the DRC's Ebola response. How he can make a difference

The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared. This is despite the extensive use of an experimental vaccine, new treatments and more rapid response to the outbreak when compared to the West African outbreak.

By Mosoka Fallah 12 Aug 2019