In 3 decades, China has transitioned from a poor farming country the world’s second largest economy. But China’s “cradle-to-grave system of socialized medicine” is cracking under the weight of 1 billion+ people. China has just 1 general practitioner for every 6,666 people;…

Linking food rations in India to Aadhaar, a massive biometric identification database, has led to a wave of deaths from hunger, welfare activists charge.

Face clouded with anxiety and helplessness, a man walked into the Bombay Medical Aid Foundation. He had traveled from his village in Bihar to Mumbai, a distance of over 1,000 miles.

The pharmaceutical industry stands out as particularly corruption-prone, according to a new report from watchdog agency Transparency International—but the media doesn’t pay notice, writes Roy Poses, a clinical associate professor of medicine at Brown University. The report…