Shruti Ravindran is a freelance reporter and producer based in New York. She has written about development and public health for the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Aeon, Nautilus, and elsewhere. She has a master's in science journalism from Columbia Journalism School.
Programs in Kyrgyzstan using new drugs to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis are showing signs of progress, part of USAID's global strategy to build local capacity and work toward a simpler, oral treatment.
The World Health Organization extended a four-year-old public health emergency for polio by another three months, citing an increase in the number of cases worldwide in 2018, including a doubling in Afghanistan and poor immunization systems in parts of Africa and Pakistan.