Global health care has a supply and demand problem. Women are primed to fill the gap, but gender inequity in the workplace squanders female talent, compromising health systems. The current paradigm—men leading and women delivering health care—is built on inequities. These…

Cyclone Idai could be the worst disaster the southern hemisphere has ever seen.

Liberia is not prepared for Ebola’s return, according to the country’s chief medical officer Francis Kateh. A recent Ebola simulation reported cases at health facilities in 3 counties to test resilience and preparedness for another epidemic. Liberia didn’t make the grade,…

Hundreds of thousands die each year from counterfeit or poor quality drugs, warn doctors and scientists calling for an international movement to flush the fakes out of the system.   250,000 children die from drugs intended to treat malaria and pneumonia alone, they write in…

A vast array of diversity colors the world, but people are generally united by one “universal yearning: to enjoy healthy lives," writes Lloyd Minor, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, in the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine.

Relentless exploitation of natural resources—which already accounts for 90% of the world’s biodiversity loss—remains a dangerous upward trajectory, according to a new UN report. "Frankly, there will be no tomorrow for many people unless we stop," warned UN environment chief…

Strengthening African public health institutions could make all the difference in the response to the next disease outbreak.   “Waiting for emergency help from the West costs lives, health and resources,” said John N. Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease…

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

The cost of crucial vaccines for disease like Ebola and Zika may become unmanageable due to eroded pricing protections, warned Médecins Sans Frontières in an open letter to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness. CEPI took an “alarming step backwards” by reversing its…

On Saturday, yet another attack on an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed 1 police officer and left health workers injured as terrified patients waited in isolation rooms, AP reported.