It’s the global health world’s ultimate goal: disease elimination. After the eradication of smallpox in 1979, the global health community set its sights on several other deadly diseases, including polio, TB, and malaria. Comprehensively beating diseases like these is a…

“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children,” said Nelson Mandela at the 2002 UN General Assembly Special Session on Children. 1.3 billion children around the world lack access to surgical and anesthesia care.

A coronavirus outbreak that began in a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has spread to other countries and led experts to worry about the potential for a severe pandemic. This FAQ provides the basics of what a coronavirus is, how it’s transmitted…

More than 4 decades after the Vietnam war ended, USAID has launched a new campaign to clean up the remains of Agent Orange stored at the Bien Hoa air base. The area remains ridden with the contaminant dioxin, which is found in Agent Orange. Many people exposed have been…

Countries should fight public health threats with the same vigor they use to tackle terrorism, WHO warns in a roundup of the top health challenges of the next decade.   Highlights from the list (in no particular order): 

Limited human-to-human transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus may have occurred within families, and WHO is now preparing for the possibility of a wider outbreak, Reuters reports

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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…