The vast majority of sex trafficking victims have contact with health care providers—but most health workers have no idea they’re seeing trafficking cases. “People, including health care providers, think of trafficking as this mythical or foreign problem,” says Shantae…

Not a single country is doing enough to protect children’s lives and their futures, according to a landmark report from a WHO-UNICEF-Lancet commission.   Despite that bleak assessment, the report urges countries to learn from some countries’ successes.   South Korea, Norway…

The loss of a spouse is devastating—all the more so if you are denied the rights that many couples take for granted. Chris Beyrer, the Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, shares the pain of…

Chinese officials have expressed hope the novel coronavirus outbreak could be peaking, citing a fall in new cases in the last couple of days, the AP reports. But Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan cautioned that much work remains.

 Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address last night, voters made it clear that they wanted him to talk health care, according to a poll released toThe Hill.  

Get ready to be outraged.  The Lown Institute’s 3rd Annual Shkreli Awards came out yesterday. The tributes to pharma bro Martin Shkreli call out the 10 “worst actors in health care.” Here’s a couple: 

Lebanese hospitals and their patients are in dire straits because they are owed years of back payments from the government, according to Human Rights Watch.   Lebanon's financial crisis has limited the import of medical supplies and facilities’ ability to buy medicines and…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck an 11th-hour Brexit deal last night with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker ahead of the EU summit today. But Britons abroad are still on tenterhooks about their health care.

Progress toward universal health care is too slow, according to a WHO report released ahead of today’s UN High Level Meeting on UHC, Health Policy Watch reports.

David Sanders, a renowned physician and public health researcher and supporter of rights-based health care, died on August 30.   Sanders, who saw socialist democracy as a path to a fairer, healthier world, passionately supported the fight for health rights in Zimbabwe, the…