Anemia is a scourge on pregnant women and children, particularly in the developing world. Iron supplements may be a key intervention, but existing research on their efficacy and safety is patchy. The WHO recommends iron supplements and micronutrient powders for children in…

This week's UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland have kicked off with some sobering statements.

From tornado patterns to desert borders and wheat growth patterns, climatic zones are shifting with climate change. A series of maps illustrates these hard-to-picture changes—such as how the Sahara desert has swelled 10% since 1902, inhibiting some developing countries’…

Growing masses of garbage are straining waste disposal systems worldwide and pose quite different problems for low- and high-income countries.   As China ceases accepting plastic and cardboard for recycling, the US is scrambling to dispose of poor-quality items. In…

The WHO will offer paid internships by 2020 at the latest, in a bid to lift barriers to access for applicants from developing countries. Led by a former WHO intern, the push for paid positions will put an end to 50 years of unpaid internships, which have involved interns…