As of yesterday, extramarital sex, gay sex and abortion are punishable by stoning death in Brunei. The brutal new law took effect yesterday despite widespread international condemnation and calls to boycott Brunei-owned luxury properties like the Beverly Hills Hotel. Rape…

Water, sanitation and hygiene services are the most basic frontline tools in any health care facility—but a new WHO/UNICEF report finds that inadequate WASH facilities affect billions of people worldwide, potentially fueling the rise of deadly superbugs,

Surgery might not immediately come to mind as a solution in the fight to end tuberculosis. Certainly, antibiotics are the standard treatment for this infectious disease that affects 10 million people worldwide.

The good news is that tuberculosis deaths are declining steadily. The bad news is that we are wildly off track to meet the bold targets set for controlling the world’s #1 lethal infectious disease.

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

With spring approaching, many students are considering summer global health opportunities. Before you sign up, here are 6 essential things to keep in mind to ensure your experience is safe and ethical. 1. If it looks like your destination has no health care system…

More than 40% of children worldwide who have cancer are not diagnosed or treated, according to a new Lancet Oncology study.   49% of childhood cancers in South Asia and 57% in Western Africa are estimated to have gone undiagnosed in 2015. But only 3% of cases in Western…

Farming is the major source of income for young adults residing in sub-Saharan Africa. But for those living in the mycetoma belt, it’s also a curse—one that will continue to destroy lives until affected countries step up and prioritize mycetoma surveillance, management and…

Traffic fatalities in Southeast Asia and Africa surpass the rest of the world, but experts believe the problem may be even bigger than previously known. They estimate 80% of deaths go misclassified or unrecorded.   Complex issues contribute to data gaps. Deaths in rural…

An HIV-positive American and his physician partner have been accused of exposing the personal details of 14,200 HIV-positive people in Singapore, The Washington Post reports.