Interviews

Our editorial team sits down with the voices shaping global health today

Featured

In Brazil, a City Councilor from Belo Horizonte Has Big Plans

Gabriel Azevedo quotes de Tocqueville, owns a jazz bar, and rides a bike—he's the modern leader his hometown needs

Monkeypox Transmission Explained

David Pigott tracks the spread of diseases with outbreak potential—Ebola, Zika, COVID-19—so we asked him about monkeypox

Environment

Puerto Rico—Still Waiting for Power After Hurricane Fiona

A fragile health system, vulnerable elderly, and food insecurity worry University of Puerto Rico's Carmen Vélez Vega

Governance

War-Proofing Ukraine's Health System

An interview with Ukraine's former Deputy Minister of Health Pavlo Kovtoniuk

Governance

The Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

Health law expert Lindsay Wiley outlines the legal tools the U.S. government has to respond to monkeypox

Governance

Omicron BA.5: What to Know About COVID-19's Latest, More Contagious Variant

Public health expert Ali H. Mokdad answers our COVID questions this week 

Food

Seeds: An Unlikely Casualty of the War in Ukraine

How history—and future crops—were lost when Russia attacked a scientific warehouse for valuable plants and seeds

Aging

Aging Gracefully in Taiwan

Mayor-physician Ko Wen-Je's quest to reshape Taipei for seniors

Governance

North Korea's COVID-19 Crisis: An Impossible Outbreak in the "Impossible State"

Victor Cha, Korea chair at CSIS, on the health, political, and economic factors shaping North Korea's outbreak

Food

How the U.S. Baby Formula Shortage Affects Low-Income Families

Families living in poverty are making impossible trade-offs between food, rent, and essentials like formula and diapers

Governance

What to Know About "Stealth" Omicron 

Professor Ali H. Mokdad gives the rundown on the omicron subvariant BA.2

Governance

From Aleppo to Mariupol

Attacks on medical facilities in Syria and Ukraine will leave lasting scars

Environment

Rising from the Ashes

An interview with Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Kate Gallego

Governance

Transforming Freetown After War

An interview with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of Sierra Leone's capital city