It was January of 1925, and Nome’s children were dying. Diphtheria had struck the Alaskan town, but the curative serum the local doctor needed was in Nenana, nearly 700 miles away.

When I was 3, India opened up its economy, bringing in companies from around the world. Everything changed. As a baby, I had cloth diapers. My younger brother wore disposable diapers.

For anyone who performed surgery on landmine survivors, the need to ban the weapon was obvious. We were seeing kids with their limbs being blown off. It’s little different to see a child in need of amputation from a preventable post-surgical infection that got out of…

Although Germany only published its first global health strategy in 2013, it has rapidly accelerated its pace in the field—like a new Porsche on the Autobahn.

Recently, an African researcher I met expressed her frustration about how American “kids” with little or no experience come all the time to “advise” her government on what to do about health. I have seen this myself, but her rant really hit a nerve. For the want of a…

Horseshoe crabs’ prized blue blood is ubiquitous in medical safety tests that detect contamination in IV drugs and medical implants. Their copper-rich blood clots around potentially dangerous molecules in bacteria, which scientists leveraged to save patients from toxic…

After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990.

Update 10/1/2019: Deadline to enter extended until October 15, 2019 Do you know an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special notice? 

By Inon Schenker & Emma Brofsky “Poop” is not something we like to talk about publicly much less smell or see.

In the last 2 decades, more than 30 countries moved from low-income to middle-income status, a billion people were lifted out of poverty, and there were major reductions in maternal and child mortality globally. Despite this progress, middle-income countries, where over 70…