Universal Health Coverage is a nation’s promise to its people that health is a fundamental right. And on UHC Day today, the focus is on leaders keeping the promises they made in September at the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC in a political declaration on UHC—the most…

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, celebrating its 30th anniversary today, is has led to remarkable strides but not complete success, UNICEF reports.

The WHO and the African Union inked a historic agreement to deepen their collaboration and advance vital health goals in Geneva today.   The agreement, which follows on the political declaration on universal health coverage approved by member states at the UN in September,…

Intoxicated patients turned away from clinics. Diagnoses botched. The deaths of 2 children from strep infection. A Reuters investigation found health care wanting in Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch with its 79 clinics (50 of which it directly manages). 

A leading algorithm used to guide health care decisions severely underestimates the needs of the sickest black patients, revealing a stark racial bias favoring white patients, Science reports.  Correcting the bias would more than double the number of black patients…

India’s surgical crisis is like a puzzle game that’s “less jigsaw, more Tetris,” says researcher Siddhesh Zadey.    One region with usable operating rooms may lack available beds. In another part of the country, there may be plenty of beds but no blood bank.  Countrywide,…

When I was 3, India opened up its economy, bringing in companies from around the world. Everything changed. As a baby, I had cloth diapers. My younger brother wore disposable diapers.

When the UN convenes its High-Level Meeting next week on universal health coverage, increased access to surgery not only needs to be a top priority for political rhetoric but for genuine commitment.

After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990.

Political violence following the collapse of Omar al-Bashir's regime in April 2019 is straining Sudan’s fragile health and emergency services. But Sudan has the resources and leaders, including experienced medical professionals needed to strengthen the system, says a group…