Students searching for ways to alleviate extreme poverty found a solution right under their feet: replacing dirt floors.  

Iran’s ongoing Tropical Water Project, which includes 14 dams, has heightened tensions over water security with Iraq, where water resources are running low partly due to Iraq’s dam-building strategy.    The combined effects of climate change and water shortages are forcing…

After a grueling 18 months+ of COVID-19, the last thing most people want to think about is the next global health crisis. Nature’s Amy Maxmen talks with more than a dozen experts from around the world who are hard at work doing just that. 

South Africa has been hammered by the Delta variant while waiting on tens of millions of ordered doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine—and meanwhile, shots “filled and finished” in-country are being exported to Europe,

Today there are more adolescents in the world than ever before: 1 in 6 of the world’s population. Nearly 90% of these adolescents live in low- and middle-income countries. More than half of the people in Kyrgyzstan, a post-Soviet, landlocked country in the heart of Central…

Don’t be greedy. Think of others less fortunate. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave an Ethics 101 lecture yesterday to wealthy countries eyeing COVID-19 booster shots for their citizens rather than sharing with poorer countries.

Who took last place in a new ranking of health care in high-income countries?   Hints: 

Some rich countries are moving ahead on COVID-19 booster shots, while 3.5 billion people are still waiting in line to get their first jab, Amy Maxmen writes in

The beleaguered COVAX alliance to distribute COVID-19 vaccines around the world should soon get a boost of 500 million donated doses—but it’s still half a billion doses shy of its goal, just as the Delta variant deepens the threat for many poor countries.  

0: The number of goals achieved by an ambitious 5-year global strategy to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic.   In 2015, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO set targets for stemming the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2020. A July 21 final report on the campaign called “Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free…