A petition filed by Consumers for Dental Choice calls on the US FDA to ban the use of a dental filling containing mercury in children under age 15, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The EU recently adopted such a policy, and countries including Norway, Sweden and…

The scores are in, and not one country is living up to the recommended standards for breastfeeding.   UNICEF, WHO and the Global Breastfeeding Collective released the Global Breastfeeding Scorecard and called out countries for failing to invest in breastfeeding.   The…

Gathering more data can aid development and health promotion. But data can be even more useful when researchers analyze and synthesize it to tell a larger story, argues Daniela Ligiero of the Together for Girls partnership.

Ending child marriage could return more than $4 trillion to the global economy, according to a new study publications by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women.

For anti-vaxxers and others with entrenched beliefs, facts alone are not enough to sway their positions. But what followed California’s 2014 measles outbreak may give a clue as to what can.

A campaign backed by UNICEF, the WHO and the World Bank has vaccinated nearly 5 million children under age 5 against polio in war-torn Yemen. The nationwide effort, which launched in February, called on health workers, educators, religious leaders and local officials to…

Many children in low- and middle-income countries need surgery, but often they don’t get it, leaving them with chronic conditions that impact quality of life and, ultimately, their country’s economy, argue 3 Duke researchers.   In global health efforts, surgery often takes…

Jamaica faces an extraordinary dilemma: How does it prepare HIV-positive youth, originally slated for hospice care, for independent life? The introduction of accessible and affordable antiretroviral medications through the Global Fund and Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative in…