Do you know an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special notice? 

It’s a public health nightmare: 250,000 doses of substandard vaccines for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus administered to children through a government health program. While China has had scandals over tainted food or drugs before, this recent debacle threatens to…

Over the past decade, opportunities for students and trainees to travel internationally have grown substantially. Universities and non-profit organizations offer a variety of short-and long-term opportunities for global health research, practice, and cultural experience.…

On its 5th anniversary, The Lancet Global Health open-access research journal asks 5 of its International Advisory Board members to reflect on the global health field’s evolution over the past 5 years and highlight some priority issues.

Countries most at risk for climate change also face steeper borrowing costs, a new Imperial College Business School and SOAS University of London study determined.

Post-partum hemorrhage kills about 70,000 women annually, but a newly formulated drug could save thousands, a WHO-led study determined. Oxytocin has been the first-choice drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. The catch: it must be stored and transported at 2…

70% of Australian beachgoers could not id rip currents, but each year they kill, on average, more lives in Australia than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. 

A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea—declared polio-free 18 years ago—after a case surfaced in a 6-year-old boy. The same virus was also isolated from stool specimens of 2 healthy children from the same community “representing an outbreak,” according to…

A coalition of public health groups has set a deadline of 2030 to do away with dog-mediated rabies, which accounts for 99% of cases of the dreaded disease. While rabies is preventable, it is endemic in over 150 countries and kills 59,000 people each year. 

Life on Mars is a distant reality but there is new hope for humans in finding a way to breathe: a group of aquatic bacteria that thrives in extreme environments.