The health of millions of pilgrims who flock to Saudi Arabia each year is a matter of global consequence, and one entrepreneur is looking to make antibacterial cloth a staple of the formal rite.   The idea came from the carpets used by millions of worshipers, at the Grand…

“Elimination of podoconiosis is achievable within one generation,” claim Kebede Deribe and colleagues. To do so, progress in research must continue and be met with robust implementation.

Representatives from 194 Member States. 5 days. 1 decision-making body. So much goes into the WHO’S World Health Assembly every year, the single opportunity to “take the temperature” of the global health community to inform the organization’s policies, workplan and budget.

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A PNAS study presents an urgent warning: Crossing a series of critical thresholds could push the Earth into nearly uninhabitable “hellish hothouse conditions” in the next century.

MONTRÉAL, Québec—“When you have more, you have to give more.”   Québec Chief Public Health Officer Horacio Arruda knew exactly what to say to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations audience.   More than 900 IFSMA reps from over 100 countries have…

MONTRÉAL, Quebec—Warming of the subarctic permafrost. Asthma exacerbated by wildfires. Changes in the diet of the Dene people.  

MONTRÉAL, Quebec— Courtney Howard had to act. As an emergency department physician in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Howard, MD, sees climate change behind the warming of the subarctic permafrost, the asthma cases exacerbated by wildfires and the changes in the diet…

It’s a public health nightmare: 250,000 doses of substandard vaccines for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus administered to children through a government health program. While China has had scandals over tainted food or drugs before, this recent debacle threatens to…