Half of the equation: how fathers can help stop mother-to-child-transmission of HIV

On the 30th June 2015, Cuba became the first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Cuba’s achievement demonstrates that it is possible to end the AIDS epidemic and brings hope to many other affected countries. However, universally HIV remains an exceptional challenge and an estimated 1.4 million

Warming up, biting back: Zika, climate change and emerging vector-borne diseases

At an alarming rate, newborns in Brazil are suffering from a shrunken head syndrome. The condition, microcephaly, is a neurological disorder characterised by abnormally small brain sizes at birth. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, in 2015, almost 3,000 Brazilian newborns were suspected cases of microcephaly, compared with 147