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

Is It the End of COVID-19 as We Know it?

IHME Director Christopher Murray weighs in on the state of the pandemic, the new omicron vaccine, and flu season

Environment

India's Pollution Problem

India's former union secretary for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare talks smog and health

Governance

Tremendous Progress in U.S. Children Born With HIV Shadows Work Needed Globally

An interview with global pediatric HIV/AIDS physician Heather Haq

Governance

A "Radical Plan" to Produce Vaccines Locally

Science reporter Amy Maxmen discusses "the hub" and the making of her new podcast for Big Picture Science

Governance

Three Years In

As India approaches the third anniversary of COVID, Ramanan Laxminarayan takes the temperature of the country's health

Governance

Beating the Bidi Habit In India

An interview with Vandana Shah explores tobacco use and policy in India

Poverty

Ebola in Uganda

An interview with emergency physician and Ebola survivor Craig Spencer

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 

Governance

Monkeypox Transmission Explained

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

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