(C)  Diego Arias / World Bank Helena Costa, a smallholder from Sao Tome & Principe, has been investing in her family’s small agribusiness for a decade, wanting it to be more productive, more…

Diego Arias, Aira Htenas |

Also available: Français| Español  Photo: Trevor Samson / World Bank Like many, we were relieved to hear from the Government of Madagascar and WHO in November last year that the pulmonary plague…

Juergen Voegele, Tim Evans, Karin Erika Kemper |

Also available in: Español | Français  Rising obesity rates are in the headlines – with increasing recognition of the major role that agriculture and food systems play in the epidemic.  As…

Aira Htenas, Yurie Tanimichi Hoberg |

Scenes from Al Nnuhoud Livestock Market, North Kordofan where livestock is brought and traded from places nearby. Photo: Salahaldeen Nadir / World Bank When the United Nations negotiators recently…

Franck Berthe |

A portrait of an Ebola survivor, Dr. Gassama Ibrahima at the Matam Medical Center in Conakry, Guinea on March 16, 2015. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank The case for investing in pandemic…

Peter Sands |

Man in field with cattle. Pakistan. Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank Disease Outbreaks: A Constant Threat   The World Health Organization called for “heightened vigilance and strengthened…

Franck Berthe, Timothy Bouley, Patrick Osewe |

Today the world is celebrating “One Health Day.” Sometimes great ideas appear simple, even intuitive: the One Health concept was created to demonstrate that the health of people and animals are…

Franck Berthe |

This Op-Ed originally appeared in the China Daily, USA. A technician carries out a blood test for HIV virus at Jinan AIDS lab in East China's Shandong province on Nov 30, 2015. [Photo/IC]…

Tim Evans |

It really caught my attention when a friend of mine, an otherwise healthy chest physician in his late 40s, told me recently that he almost died of pneumonia. He had to be hospitalized twice, given…

Enis Baris |

Anybody who has been through the California school system, like me, will immediately recognize the phrase, “Stop, Duck, and Cover” to mean one thing – EARTHQUAKE!  On a lucky day, it would be a…

Carmen Carpio |