Mandating electronic stability control in all new cars in G20 countries could avert 190,000+ deaths and serious injuries, according to a Bloomberg Philanthropies-commissioned report released this morning.  The crash avoidance technology embraced by 13 G20 countries already…

In Eastern Europe, a combination of low funding for public health and rising consumer spending power has fueled the rise of private medical care—and a race for the accompanying trove of health data.   Some of the region’s major insurers are partnering with startup tech…

Fewer than 16% of medical schools address climate change in their curricula, an International Federation of Medical Students' Associations survey of schools in 118 countries reveals.   “Climate change is truly that threat multiplier,” impacting every facet of medicine, says…

The world faces a “potentially catastrophic” shortage of nurses, the International Council of Nurses warns, marking the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife,Nursing Times reports.  

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Just how much are consultants in global health paid? How effective are their recommendations? Are they worth the cost? Julia Belluz and Marine Buissonniere take on these big questions in a 6,000-word article for Vox. They may not surface with answers to these questions, but…

On his way to yesterday's historic election victory, Boris Johnson paused on Wednesday to give TV commentators more than the cold shoulder. On his final day of campaigning, he ducked his entire frame into a refrigerator to ice out an interview with Piers Morgan.  

In a worrisome trend, mother-to-child transmission of HIV have been creeping back in a handful of countries over the last 18 months—jeopardizing prog

“El Susto”—a documentary film that premiered at the Global Health Film Festival in London—opens with the image of people in Mexico laying junk foods at their loved ones’ graves.   It’s a telling image. Mexico has the highest diabetes death rate in the world, spurred by the…

One common argument some parents make for declining vaccines for their children is that vaccines are not necessary—that their children are unlikely to get sick even if they are not vaccinated. Perversely, this argument relies in part on parents’ confidence that many other…