There’s a saying: “Statistics are human beings with the tears dried off. As somebody who is responsible for building empathy for people forced to flee their homes, I really don’t like statistics,” Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…

In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Surgery might not immediately come to mind as a solution in the fight to end tuberculosis. Certainly, antibiotics are the standard treatment for this infectious disease that affects 10 million people worldwide.

Unsafe water took more children’s lives than war in 13 of 16 war-torn countries studied in a new UNICEF report marking World Water Day today.  

20,000 global facilities produce a mere 1% of the world’s drinkable water at potentially significant environmental cost. But in areas where potable water sources are unsustainable for growing populations, what’s the breakdown of impact vs. urgency?  

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…

With spring approaching, many students are considering summer global health opportunities. Before you sign up, here are 6 essential things to keep in mind to ensure your experience is safe and ethical. 1. If it looks like your destination has no health care system…

1 in 3 married Palestinian women are exposed to some form of gender-based violence—yet most women who seek physical treatment aren’t referred on for further care.   Hoping to change that, Palestinian epidemiologist Amira Shaheen is researching the Palestinian health care…

Farming is the major source of income for young adults residing in sub-Saharan Africa. But for those living in the mycetoma belt, it’s also a curse—one that will continue to destroy lives until affected countries step up and prioritize mycetoma surveillance, management and…