With 38,000+ deaths in the last 2 weeks—double the fatalities in North America—Southeast Asia has emerged as COVID-19’s new regional hotspot,

Most childhood health programs focus on mitigating infectious or chronic diseases; very few focus on development of the babies that live.

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a far-reaching nasal swab at least once in the last 12 months.

In the flood of COVID-19 news—and focus on the hardest-hit countries—it can be hard to parse out how individual countries are faring, and why. While the coronavirus heeds no borders, each country is fighting its own battle—and the details make or break the response. What…

A speedy vaccine rollout is Bangladesh’s shining victory during the pandemic, but there aren’t enough takers for the shots, says Taufique Joarder, MBBS, DrPH, MPH, executive director of the Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh. Even as the country negotiated quick access to…

Bangladesh’s Second Public Health Photo Contest winners reveal stark public health challenges—from food insecurity, to the lack of housing options in megacities like Dhaka, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. They also illuminate—in vivid, vibrant detail—photography’s…

Neglected tropical diseases—a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections affecting more than 1.7 billion people globally—have held back human progress for millennia, disabling, debilitating, and causing early death if left untreated. Yet NTDs struggle to attract…

A year after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Wuhan, China, few countries have fully contained the disease. Those that have share few, if any, political similarities.

South Asia—one of the most polluted regions on Earth—also has the highest global burden of pregnancy loss.

By retesting frozen lab animals, research teams in Asia have found 2 coronaviruses closely linked to SARS-CoV-2—the virus’s first known relatives outside of China.   One was discovered in horseshoe bats stored in a lab freezer in Cambodia after being captured in 2010. The…