Médecins Sans Frontières has indefinitely suspended patient admissions at its emergency trauma hospital in Aden, Yemen after armed men stormed the facility and kidnapped a patient who was later found dead, MSF reported.

In the US it costs an average of $12,000 to have a baby. In Finland, just named the world's happiest country, parents pay around $60 per night for childbirth services through government-funded health care.  

A vast array of diversity colors the world, but people are generally united by one “universal yearning: to enjoy healthy lives," writes Lloyd Minor, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, in the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine.

We are thrilled to congratulate Hikmet Ceyhun Göcenoğlu and Beth Ann Eanelli, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2019 contest.

CHICAGO - Patty Garcia dared to say the word.  “We have to talk about the C-word that nobody wants to talk about,” said Garcia, a professor at Cayetano Heredia University’s school of public health and former health minister of Peru.  Corruption. In a passionate keynote…

Venezuela’s descent into disaster is spreading health concerns to neighboring countries, NPR’s Jason Beaubien reports.   A measles outbreak that started in Venezuela in 2017 has spilled over into Brazil, and cases are popping up in Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and…

The percentage of Indonesians with Type 2 diabetes has doubled in the last few decades. An estimated 16 million adults are now affected, but doctors there are especially worried about youth, fearing many cases remain undiagnosed.   A core challenge is getting primary care…

Measles is making its mark with several simultaneous outbreaks in disparate hotspots. Madagascar is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 50,000 cases since October 2018 and 300+ deaths—most of them children, CNN reports. There, most families want…

When writer Wendy Muperi went undercover in Harare, Zimbabwe, she found a slew of underground options—from pills to herbal remedies—promising to end her fake pregnancy at a fraction of a doctor’s fee. Such services are the only abortion option for many women in Zimbabwe.…

Venezuela may have lost 2 decades of progress against infant mortality. With its health system collapsing, Venezuela is now the only South American country to see infant mortality rates return to 1990s levels, according to a new report published in The Lancet Global Health.