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.

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…

Global Health NOW is celebrating its first 5 years with a High Five Photo Party. And you’re invited!

It wasn’t so much the message as the messenger.  “Vaccines are some of the most thoroughly tested medical products we have. Vaccines are safe, effective, and lifesaving.” No one in Salle XXIII at the World Health Assembly on Tuesday afternoon was expecting anything…

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.