Vox – Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.

Heart disease is responsible for a third of all global deaths, and most of them are in the developing world.

Quartz – The UK just announced a long-term strategy to tackle loneliness

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May appointed a minister for loneliness. Today, the government announced a government-wide strategy to tackle the issue.

NPR – Report: World support for mental health care is ‘pitifully small’

It’s a major milestone in the fight to recognize mental health and mental illness as global issues: a comprehensive report from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, three years in the making, released this past week at a London summit.

UN News – World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The WHO has assessed the national and regional risk of the current Ebola outbreak in DRC as “very high,” although the global risk remains low and, so far, the UN’s health watchdog has not called for any trade or travel restrictions to be imposed.

The Telegraph – Trust in vaccines plummet following dengue scandal in the Philippines

The suspension of a dengue vaccine program in the Philippines has caused trust in vaccinations to dramatically drop across the island nation, a study has found.