The global AIDS fight is seeing patchy progress, according to a new UNAIDS report calling for more robust leadership as the effort faces a $1 billion funding gap.  

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are appealing for calm after the death of the first recorded Ebola patient in the key transit city of Goma, France24 reports.  

World hunger has risen for 3 years straight even as obesity and overweight continue to climb across the board, according to a new WHO report with sobering implications for achieving the SDG of Zero Hunger by 2030. This year’s report added a new indicator for measuring…

Ebola has reached Goma, a city of 2 million people, marking a dreaded milestone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's outbreak, AP reports.

The world’s poorest 40% have made significant economic progress in recent years, according to a new report from UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.  

The right mix of gut microbes could help the recovery of malnourished children—who often fail to thrive even after therapy, suggest 2 new studies published in Science.  

The wild poliovirus continues to grip on Afghanistan and Pakistan, while vaccine-derived polio still stalks Africa—dashing hopes for eradication in 2019.   Sobering up to the failure, the global response effort is now debating how to shake the impasse and counter hostile…

Political violence following the collapse of Omar al-Bashir's regime in April 2019 is straining Sudan’s fragile health and emergency services. But Sudan has the resources and leaders, including experienced medical professionals needed to strengthen the system, says a group…

This year’s World Population Day headlines have a single theme: massive population growth in Africa.     By 2100, new UN figures show that 4 of today’s 10 most populous nations will be replaced by African countries.

The charitable arm of pharma giant Merck is on a mission to empower infertile women in Africa through uplifting music that discourages blaming women for infertility.   The “More Than A Mother” campaign features an all-female choir and Merck-branded clothing—it also touts…