For the first time since the adoption of the US Refugee Act in 1980, the US resettled fewer refugees in 2017 than the rest of the world, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from UNHCR.  

As Canada takes on the G7 presidency for 2018 and marks 150 years as a confederation, The Lancet brings together a range of voices on the country’ growing role in global health and its universal health coverage at home.

Canada’s “harm reduction” approach to the opioid crisis is gradually being emulated by US cities including San Francisco, risking a face-off with the Justice Department.British Columbia—the heart of Canada’s opioid crisis—now has 29 sites to safely inject drugs, provided by…

Easing guidelines around Pap smears in the US and Canada has had one unintended consequence, a new Canada-based study has found: fewer screenings and diagnoses of chlamydia.

Canadian scientists have created the extinct horsepox virus using $100,000 worth off-the-shelf genetic material, raising biosecurity concerns.Lead researcher David Evans of the University of Alberta said his goal is to develop vaccines and cancer treatments and that the…

A Canada-led UN resolution calling for an end to violence against women was adopted by consensus on Thursday. But the US has rejected it because it advocates access to safe abortion in countries where the procedure is legal.  

More than 4,000 midwives from 113 countries kicked off this week’s International Confederation of Midwives congress with a joyful march on Saturday through downtown Toronto.They aim to raise awareness of their contributions to global health and to improve access and…

First Nations people in the small Canadian town of Attawapiskat recently faced an epidemic of more than 100 suicide attempts—the latest in a long series of hardships for the community.   Photographer David Maurice Smith visited the town from August to October, 2016 to…

Canadians with cystic fibrosis outlive Americans with the disease by 10 years, according to a new Annals of Internal Medicine study.   Advancements in treatment have now enabled people with cystic fibrosis in both countries to live to middle age. (A few decades ago they…

Treatment plants on 33% of Canada’s 600-plus reservations are at risk of producing unsafe water, according to an investigation by Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper.   Design approval processes for First Nations water supply systems are both weak and outdated, the newspaper…