With scant resources and a tight timeframe—just over a decade—to reach 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a “nexus approach” could unlock solutions to multiple challenges simultaneously.

The goals of the Paris climate agreement are wildly out of reach, according to a sweeping UN report released Sunday. There is “no documented historic precedent” for the changes needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, raising questions about the feasibility of…

The diary of ex-obstetrician Adam Kay tops UK bestseller lists for its brutal-but-funny account of his traumatic years working for the NHS.   The universal health system—Britain’s largest employer—provides free care to a population of 65 million. But the NHS is in turmoil…

Growing masses of garbage are straining waste disposal systems worldwide and pose quite different problems for low- and high-income countries.   As China ceases accepting plastic and cardboard for recycling, the US is scrambling to dispose of poor-quality items. In…

Civil war in in South Sudan has led to the deaths of more than 380,000 people—nearly 8 times higher than a 2016 UN estimate—according to a report released today by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researchers.  

Emotional testimony from witnesses marked the beginning of a public inquiry yesterday into a contaminated blood scandal in the UK.   Before screening of blood products became common in the early 1990s, about 5,000 people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders were…

The attention on tuberculosis at tomorrow’s first UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting focused on ending the scourge is welcome. But it must be matched by resources, argue Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s…

Next week is a big one for global health: The 73rd UN General Assembly has begun and shifts into high gear on Monday. Global Goals Week starts tomorrow.

Youth is an attitude, not a number. It is fundamentally a growth mindset that global health leaders of all ages should embrace to imagine and deliver innovative solutions to our field’s complex challenges.

The WHO launched its first investment case yesterday, detailing an “ambitious, but achievable” 5-year strategic plan to transform global healthcare. The WHO said the plan, fully financed for 5 years, could: