Worldwide, a third of women who’ve been in a relationship report experiencing intimate partner violence. Medical workers are often the de facto first responders, a role many are not adequately prepared for. But from England to Malaysia to South Africa, a growing number of…

The digital technology revolution has swept global health in the past decade, making its mark from supply chain management to frontline health worker training. But this initial “unchecked enthusiasm” hasn’t been met with robust evidence of their payoff, write Alain Labrique…

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in May 2016 aimed at halting unlawful attacks on health care during armed conflict. Yet these violations of international humanitarian law continue, write a coalition of authors angling for more robust implementation of…

From Rahim Bank’s nursing school graduating class of 250, he was 1 of under 2 dozen that landed health care jobs. He works—sometimes 18-hour days—in a hospital with 50 patients for every nurse.While educational institutions and nonprofits are training up health workers,…

Aggressive recruitment of its doctors and nurses to the Middle East is worsening Uganda’s health care crisis. Nearly 2,000 health-care professionals are being wooed to work at 1 Libyan hospital alone.   Every year, Ugandan universities graduate more than 300 medical…

Puerto Rico lost 12% of its more than 10,000 medics and surgeons between 2005-2013—an exodus to the US mainland that has triggered a cascade of problems for patients and hospitals.   For physicians, the lure of the mainland includes better working conditions, resources,…

The American University of Beirut Medical Centre’s new conflict-medicine program is preparing health workers to navigate the health challenges caused by protracted war in several Middle Eastern countries.   Health workers in the region’s conflict zones—Iraq, Syria, Yemen…

Marking the 6th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, a new Lancet study documents the horrific impact on health workers and the Syrian people.   The study, from a Lancet and American University of Beirut commission, estimates more than 800 medical personnel have been killed…

A key obstacle to universal health coverage is the looming shortage of 18 million skilled health workers—a gap calling out for a new model of public-private cooperation, and new investors, explains Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International. He suggests 5…

The jailing of 7 union officials has further complicated the Kenyan doctors’ strike that has closed public hospitals since December 5. After hearing that a judge had sanctioned the officials for failing to call off the strike, the doctors’ union promptly canceled scheduled…