The rise in global cancer cases from 13.1 million in 2005 to 17.5 million in 2015 emphasizes the need for prevention in low- and middle-income countries, says Christina Fitzmaurice, an author of a recent JAMA Oncology study that documented the increase.  

To find out what the youngest leaders of the family planning movement think about expanding contraception, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs K4Health and FP2020’s Family Planning Voices initiative interviewed some of the 2016 World Contraception Day…

Determined to improve Nigeria’s maternal health care, Aminu Gamawa, a lawyer in Nigeria, recognized the importance of allying Islamic scholars—particularly in the country’s Muslim North.  

A grand if fragile experiment may change the fates of at least 10 percent of Egyptians—nearly 9 million people—who are chronically infected with hepatitis C. Pharmaceutical companies are testing an alternative strategy in that country, which has the highest rate of…

Raslan Fadl was the first doctor in Egypt to be handed a prison sentence for performing female genital mutilation (FGM), after a 13-year-old girl in his care died. Nearly a year after his conviction, he has yet to serve a day in prison. An NPR reporter tells how she easily…

Nahla Abdel Tawab, Country Director of Population Council-Egypt, is demanding the introduction of reproductive health education to Egypt’s school curricula. The Survey of Young People in 2014, which included 10,000 young men and women aged 13-35, reports shocking results:

In Egypt, the number of people living with HIV surged by 300% between 2001 and 2011, with the latest count around 7,500, says Ahmed Khamis, UNAIDS Egypt country manager. The biggest obstacle to helping patients is stigma in the medical profession, Khamis explains in a Q…

The aluminum cookware industry in Egypt, centered in Mit Ghamr, displays an institutional-level tolerance for child labor despite health hazards to eye tissue and lungs.