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.

The BMJ’s roundup of neglected disease innovations in South Asia shows successes towards the SDG of ending these epidemics by 2030. It also surfaces significant gaps in prevention and treatment, writes Suman Rijal of Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative of India in an…

After decades of advancement in the fight against malaria, infection rates are sneaking back up again, according to the WHO’s most recent estimates.  

WASHINGTON, DC—The day that Christy Turlington Burns became a mother is the day she became a maternal health advocate, she shared at a recent gathering of public health advocates.

South Asia is a dynamic, fast growing region home to almost a quarter of the world’s population—and a complex health landscape. Bringing together authors from 5 South Asian countries, a new collection of BMJ articles takes the temperature on the region’s health landscape—…

Greenhouse gas emissions are accelerating like a “speeding freight train” in 2018, rising for the 5 straight years, according to 1 of 2 new studies published this week as climate talks continue in Poland.

KIGALI—The delegates assembled for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning are more than just advocates of family planning, Gates Institute Director Jose “Oying” Rimon II said in his opening remarks. They might as well be superheroes, because family planning…