Health experts say the international community has turned a blind eye to widespread food insecurity in Haiti, where communities across nearly every region of the island are approaching risk of famine.
The negative public health impact of expanding industrial animal farming warrants immediate action by the World Health Organization, according to an open letter signed by more than 200 scientists, global health experts and environmental activists.
For about 12 years, young women in the northern Indian state of Haryana have been telling suitors, “No loo, no ‘I do!'” And according to a recent study, the bargain is working: Toilet ownership has significantly increased as men scramble to attract brides in a marriage market where discrimination has made women scarce.
The more than 1.2 million adolescent deaths each year could be prevented, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. A closer look at the data shows that age, gender and economic status play a role.
Officials with the World Health Organization confirmed an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the weekend. So far, there are at least 19 suspected cases and three deaths since the first infection in late April.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is projected to spread over the next 20 years in four countries that already have a high burden of the disease: Russia, India, the Philippines and South Africa. The expected rise in cases jeopardizes elimination targets set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
After two years of data silence, the Venezuelan Health Ministry released public health figures revealing an alarming rise in infant and maternal mortality rates.
The number of children fleeing violence and famine in South Sudan passed 1 million, two U.N. agencies announced today. Children make up more than 60 percent of the 1.8 million refugees from the world’s youngest country. Families face physical harm, psychological trauma, hunger – leaving an entire generation at risk of falling so far behind that they will never be able to catch up.
Measles has been eradicated in the Americas, but unfounded autism fears have fueled an outbreak of the disease in a Somali-American community in Minnesota.
A vaginal ring that is designed to prevent both HIV and pregnancy – two of the greatest threats to women’s health – will be tested on women to see whether the novel dual-protection approach works and is safe.