Less restrictive abortion laws are linked to lower maternal mortality, and vice versa, according to University of Melbourne researchers. Their findings show that reforming restrictive abortion laws could lower maternal mortality and demonstrate a need for services shielding…

When anti-smoking campaigns in the US and Europe dampened cigarette profits, manufacturers set their sights on Asia.   Southeast Asian smokers are set to rise by a million between 2000 and 2025 (to 240 million), according to the WHO—while smokers in the Americas and Europe…

The “anti-scientific positions and xenophobic views” touted by Italy’s populist government drove the country’s health czar to resign last month, Deutsche Welle reported.  

Amid relentless conflict that has left Yemen on the brink of famine, food and aid intended for the neediest people have been stolen or lost in logistical disarray. An AP investigation found that all sides of the conflict have blocked food aid from “going to groups suspected…

Earlier this week, the US—with just Hungary for company—opposed the adoption of a new UN pact to strengthen international cooperation on large movements of refugees.  

It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to improve training of nurses and midwives and make births safer, a Jhpiego-led study determined.   Comparing 3 approaches, the researchers found that short, inexpensive, onsite, simulation-based training led to a 62% decrease in…

1 in every 9 cigarettes smoked worldwide is illegal—a global scourge that undermines tobacco control efforts while reinforcing the power of organized crime.

2018 wasn’t a quiet year in global health. Between human rights atrocities, reemerging diseases, and climate change, we’ve pulled together our list of problems that couldn’t be conquered in 2018, setting a busy agenda for 2019.  

WASHINGTON, DC—The day that Christy Turlington Burns became a mother is the day she became a maternal health advocate, she shared at a recent gathering of public health advocates.

Greenhouse gas emissions are accelerating like a “speeding freight train” in 2018, rising for the 5 straight years, according to 1 of 2 new studies published this week as climate talks continue in Poland.