Intro to the Series An estimated 1 in 10,000 people are born with hemophilia, a blood disorder caused by a lack of proteins needed to stop bleeding. While those in developed countries have access to treatment that allows them to lead normal lives, that is not the case for…

Sitting in a large auditorium, my eyes scanned across the 300 or so highly respected cardiothoracic surgeons who came from all over Japan. Many were dozing or fast asleep. All but 5 or 6 of the surgeons were men. The gender imbalance shocked me. It shouldn’t have.

With scant resources and a tight timeframe—just over a decade—to reach 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a “nexus approach” could unlock solutions to multiple challenges simultaneously.

JHSPH’s David Bishai and deputy health officer Henry G. Taylor, son of a principal consultant for the original Declaration, assert that Alma-Ata—“a highlight of 20th-century diplomacy”—was perfectly crafted to address some of today’s biggest health threats like violence,…

When he was the Minister of Health for Ethiopia, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus used to worry instead about the health of 100 million people. Now as WHO’s Director-General, Tedros has 7.5 billion people to worry about.

Since taking charge of WHO in July 2017, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has sought to transform the organization. Tedros (as he likes to be known) has focused WHO on health equity, confronting new threats, and emergency preparedness and response. David Peters,…

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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