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

In the push to advance universal health coverage, certain governments have advocated for watered-down language surrounding sexual and reproductive health rights to dilute international declarations. But UHC cannot be comprehensive without strong language defining sexual and…

The federal government has shut down USAID’s Predict surveillance program that sought out threatening animal viruses that could leap to human populations. In its 10 years of existence, Predict cost $207 million and collected 140,000 samples from animals and discovered more…

Some people credit the foul-tasting supplement kratom with weaning them off opioids and relieving chronic pain and mood disorders. Kratom is derived from a leaf native to Southeast Asia, used since the 19th century as a mood booster and pain reliever—and its popularity is…

Nearly 40% of estimated global cholera cases are reported from Asia, yet scant research exists on the overall economic burden of the disease.   

It was January of 1925, and Nome’s children were dying. Diphtheria had struck the Alaskan town, but the curative serum the local doctor needed was in Nenana, nearly 700 miles away.

For anyone who performed surgery on landmine survivors, the need to ban the weapon was obvious. We were seeing kids with their limbs being blown off. It’s little different to see a child in need of amputation from a preventable post-surgical infection that got out of…

When the UN convenes its High-Level Meeting next week on universal health coverage, increased access to surgery not only needs to be a top priority for political rhetoric but for genuine commitment.

While Russia has made strides in tackling NCDs and TB, its policies pose a grave threat the control of other global health concerns like HIV.   A laundry list of antagonistic actions have overshadowed Russia’s global health efforts. On certain issues, the country’s approach…