KIGALI—The delegates assembled for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning are more than just advocates of family planning, Gates Institute Director Jose “Oying” Rimon II said in his opening remarks. They might as well be superheroes, because family planning…

Many delegates will trickle into Kigali, Rwanda this weekend for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning with little fanfare—but the youth are already starting to steal the show, with a virtual youth relay that started in Mombasa, Kenya earlier this week.

NEW YORK—The commitment of Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the mayor of Accra, Ghana, to make the streets of his city safer is more than a campaign promise. It’s a mission, borne of personal experience. He knows all too well the hazards of road travel in the city of 2 million. In…

Our work is based on science and trust, on our ability to communicate reliable information—and on having people believe that information is real. We help Tanzanians change their behaviors to protect themselves from malaria by laying out the advantages of sleeping under…

Over the past decade, opportunities for students and trainees to travel internationally have grown substantially. Universities and non-profit organizations offer a variety of short-and long-term opportunities for global health research, practice, and cultural experience.…

WASHINGTON, DC—In mid-May, the US National Security Advisor assembled a team of top advisors to discuss the mysterious illness emerging in Germany and Venezuela, with hundreds of cases and dozens of deaths since mid-April. Patients, including US military members, were…

Although malaria deaths have been nearly halved since 2000, the global health community is hardly in a celebratory mood on this World Malaria Day. The reason: Progress against malaria has recently stalled. “We are now at a turning point, warned WHO Director-General Tedros…

The few photos I have seen in newspaper clippings are remarkably similar: Small children with wet faces; their heads cranked back and their lifeless mouths open like dead fish. In one video, a young father tightens his face as he struggles to hold back his tears. The…

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a massive government-funded program in India that will bring health insurance to more than 500 million people. The program includes establishing 150,000 health centers and providing access to secondary and tertiary care.…

If humanity is lucky, the next flu virus with pandemic potential will unfold somewhere quick to catch and contain the threat—a country with a strong public health service and well-stocked hospitals.