U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took another step in recognizing the failures of the U.N. during the cholera outbreak in Haiti. He apologized in remarks delivered in Creole, English and French for not doing enough, but did mention the U.N.’s role in causing the outbreak.
Health workers are using a new technology in Bolivia to better track the location and eradication efforts of the Chagas disease.
By David J. Olson When Harald Nusser first walked into the waiting room of the hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia…
Nearly a decade ago, Bill and Melinda Gates stunned, and in some quarters irritated, the global health community by calling for the eradication of malaria, one of the world’s biggest killers. But last week, preliminary findings from a huge project under way in a section of central Africa known as the Sahel show a bold new strategy that might just nudge malaria eradication a bit closer toward reality.
Despite gains that include an additional 1.2 million people who now have access to life-saving AIDS treatments, according to a UNAIDS report, a worrying trend shows that girls and women between the ages of 15 and 24 remain at a high risk of unknowingly contracting the virus.
As President-elect Donald Trump announces more members of his male-dominated administration, women’s rights advocates are increasingly concerned about reproductive rights in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world.
Over the last five years, governments and private companies have made some $7 billion in global health commitments affecting more than 600 million lives, and according to a new report, most of them have followed through.
Yemen is at risk of a significant cholera outbreak with the number of suspected cases doubling within 12 days to more than 4,000, the World Health Organization said.
Donald Trump’s victory took the world by surprise this week. Like Brexit, most commentators, polls and election modelers were wrong. Understanding what went wrong will be the subject of much debate over the next few weeks. It also holds valuable lessons for those who use and study global health metrics.
More children around the world are getting the measles vaccine. As a result, fewer are dying. Some 20.3 million lives were saved between 2000 and 2015 thanks to the vaccine, according to a new report from UNICEF.