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    1. April 25, 2016

      Migrant camp measles outbreaks spark fears of health crisis

      The sun is falling over the Grande-Synthe migrant and refugee camp in a suburb of Dunkirk in northern France. Omar,...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Global health scares spur scientific innovation

      It was just a few months ago that the Zika virus was declared a global health threat, but already there are five...

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    1. FT Health: Vaccines

      In today’s connected world, where outbreaks of infectious disease can spread faster th...
    2. Combating Malaria

      Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, most of them children in Africa. New we...
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    1. April 25, 2016

      Race for universal flu vaccine gathers pace

      Every year millions of people head to their doctors’ surgeries to roll up their sleeves and receive their annual flu...

    2. April 24, 2016

      Africa’s anti-malaria net makers face tough market

      Logic would suggest that A to Z Textile Mills is a company in the right place at the right time. This family-owned...

    3. April 24, 2016

      WHO stays positive as dose of reality hits malaria vaccine hopes

      It should be a time for optimism among those engaged in the fight against malaria. Incidence of the disease fell 37 per...

    4. April 24, 2016

      Industry wants WHO to speed malaria testing regime

      Hilary Ranson is concerned about data that defy the longstanding trend in Africa that the use of insecticide-treated...

    5. April 15, 2016

      Sanofi wins WHO support for dengue fever vaccine

      Sanofi has won backing from World Health Organisation experts for its dengue fever vaccine, providing an important...

    6. April 14, 2016

      China to punish officials in vaccine scandal

      Hundreds of Chinese officials are to be sacked or demoted for their part in a vaccine scandal that has added to...

    7. April 10, 2016

      ‘Systemic’ antibiotics crisis troubles big investors

      Big investors managing $1tn of assets have called on the world’s largest food companies to end the excessive use of...

    8. April 8, 2016

      Ebola’s effect on Liberia: ‘Everyone was in a state of confusion’

      Countries often reveal themselves in a crisis. The outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, which killed nearly 5,000 people and...

    9. March 30, 2016

      Three births: a global investigation into maternal health and child mortality 

      The day a baby is born in the developing world will be the most dangerous of its life — and can be just as perilous for...

    10. March 29, 2016

      WHO urges China to build trust in vaccines after safety scandal

      The World Health Organisation has warned that a scandal involving the resale of expired or spoiled vaccines in China...

    11. March 18, 2016

      Nudge, nudge! How the sugar tax will help British diets

      George Osborne’s Budget on Wednesday was a noisy hour of jeers and cheers punctuated by a notable moment of quiet. The...

    12. March 7, 2016

      WHO chief wants help for drug industry to fight global pandemics

      Pharmaceuticals companies cannot be expected to keep picking up the bill for tackling global pandemics, the head of the...

    13. February 12, 2016

      Zika epidemic prompts pharma rush to develop vaccine

      The global pharmaceutical and bioscience industry has responded swiftly to the Zika epidemic, with 15 companies...

    14. February 8, 2016

      Obama asks Congress for $1.8bn to battle Zika virus

      The White House is asking Congress for $1.8bn to help combat the Zika virus in the US and overseas as alarm grows over...

    15. February 8, 2016

      The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia

      When she returned from the summer break last year, British politician Emma Lewell-Buck searched in vain for her office....

    16. February 5, 2016

      Zika virus threatens Brazil’s Olympic boost

      For Paulo Guerra, the managing director of the Osler laboratory in Brazil, it was a Saturday he will never forget. On...

    17. February 4, 2016

      Spain confirms Europe’s first Zika virus case in pregnant woman

      Spain on Thursday became the first European country to confirm the Zika virus in a pregnant woman — a milestone in the...

    18. February 2, 2016

      Sanofi leads hunt for Zika vaccine

      Sanofi is ready to take a leading role in the hunt for a vaccine to combat Zika virus after it became the first...

    19. February 1, 2016

      Zika declared a global emergency by WHO

      Zika has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation as the number of suspected birth defects...

    20. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency

      Zika has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation as the number of suspected birth defects...

    21. February 1, 2016

      Zika virus shows that fear is more contagious than any infection

      The rapid spread of the Zika virus powerfully demonstrates the threat posed by infectious disease crises. The Ebola...

    22. January 31, 2016

      WHO is right to move swiftly to tackle Zika

      As the Ebola epidemic fizzles out in west Africa, after killing more than 11,000 people, international alarms are...

    23. January 29, 2016

      Zika virus: Latin America’s ills compound crisis

      Isla de León, a slum on the outskirts of Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, is a lesson in how to manufacture and...

    24. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Cruise operators, airlines hit as Zika worries rise

      The Zika virus, a mosquito born disease that has caused alarm for travellers visiting tropical South American...

    25. January 28, 2016

      Zika virus: WHO warns large parts of the world at risk

      Large swaths of the tropical and subtropical world are at risk of the Zika virus, the World Health Organisation has...

    26. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Zika virus 'spreading explosively' - WHO

      The Zika virus, which has been associated with an increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads, is...

    27. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      FirstFT - The neurologist who hacked his brain

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The Zika virus: an explainer The...

    28. January 26, 2016

      The hunt for Zika’s link to the lost children of the Americas

      The photographs of the Brazilian babies, their small, distorted faces peering out from the laps of their parents are...

    29. January 25, 2016

      WHO issues warning over ‘explosive spread’ of Zika virus

      The fast-spreading Zika virus, which is believed to cause birth defects, has already reached 21 countries in Central...

    30. January 14, 2016

      Agribusiness eyes Mexico as courts debate lifting GM maize ban

      Martha Wilcox dips her hand into the baskets she has laid out on the table, trickling their red, white, yellow, black...

    31. January 14, 2016

      Obesity surge drives debate on sugar and other sin taxes

      “Sugar, rum and tobacco,” Scottish moral philosopher and economist Adam Smith once wrote, “are commodities which are...

    32. January 13, 2016

      Fund of $4.5bn proposed for protection against pandemics

      The world must invest at least $4.5bn a year in a concerted effort to protect against pandemics that could kill...

    33. January 1, 2016

      Delhi forces cars off roads in anti-pollution drive

      The Indian capital, one of the world’s largest and most polluted cities, has launched an experimental scheme banning...

    34. December 23, 2015

      Nesquik ad banned over ‘great start to the day’ claim

      A cartoon bunny advertising Nesquik hot chocolate had the spring taken out of its step on Wednesday when Nestlé, the...

    35. December 15, 2015

      Affordable diagnostics is the missing link in medicine

      From fundamental science to practical implementation, work on diagnostics that can reliably detect diseases in the...

    36. December 14, 2015

      Automated autos may be a game changer for health and safety

      Road safety statistics make for grim reading. Almost 1.3m individuals die in traffic accidents worldwide each year, and...

    37. December 9, 2015

      Defiance of a cigar veteran

      Stand in Zürich’s Paradeplatz, where trams rattle past the head offices of Switzerland’s biggest banks, and you catch a...

    38. November 24, 2015

      A false alarm on red meat and cancer

      This month the World Health Organisation announced that eating red meat is an activity fraught with risk, and shoppers...

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