Growing up in a rural area near Kisumu, Kenya, I never realized that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, was entirely preventable and treatable. It is a threat that my elders have never lived without—but my generation can end it.
Extreme weather events and other disasters over the past 20 years have become more common and more costly, pushing millions of people toward “an uninhabitable hell.” according to
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over—but it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to the next one, and that means identifying the key errors of this one. According to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force, US and global leaders “provided the…
Every 16 seconds, a mother somewhere will experience the tragedy of stillbirth,
In a world of gloomy global health news, progress against the leading cause of contagious and irreversible blindness—trachoma—is heartening. The WHO has reported a remarkable 91% reduction in people at risk of contracting the neglected tropical disease since 2002.
With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.
About 10% of the global population may have been infected with SARS-CoV2, WHO’s head of emergencies Michael Ryan said yesterday.
America’s landmark HIV/AIDS program, PEPFAR, has been credited with saving more than 18 million lives and shifting the HIV/AIDS trajectory in Africa.
More than 50 women say they suffered sexual abuse by aid workers during Congo’s Ebola crisis, a joint
COVID-19 deaths passed the 1 million mark yesterday, just 9 months into the pandemic: