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…

In the last 2 decades, more than 30 countries moved from low-income to middle-income status, a billion people were lifted out of poverty, and there were major reductions in maternal and child mortality globally. Despite this progress, middle-income countries, where over 70…

The demand for global health opportunities for medical students is growing fast, but up to 40% of med students are dissatisfied with their global health education. Global health sabbaticals for faculty can help create fruitful experiences for students, and home and host…

GHN lives to highlight the critical health stories in the news—so we’re thrilled to be at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference happening now in Baltimore.

With digital tools taking health care by storm, the WHO paused to take stock on its strengths and limitations. In its new review of digital technologies in global health, WHO provides a new guideline for deploying these innovations.