Why has dengue virus re-emerged across Latin America and the Caribbean? Hoping to answer that complicated question, researchers reviewed and analyzed existing scientific literature on the different genotypes of the virus detected in the region from 2000 to 2013.  

With the adoption of 17 SDGs set for Sunday, September 27 at a UN summit in New York, Latin American public health officials say that their region must do better when it comes to reducing maternal mortality and teen pregnancy. Along with the Caribbean, Latin America has…

A new study highlighted strengths and weaknesses of policies and guidelines aimed at helping women affected by violence in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

In Latin American countries with absolute abortion bans—and high rates of unsafe abortions—women are turning to hotlines for information on self-induced abortions with misoprostol. 5 of the world’s 7 countries with an absolute ban on abortion are in Latin America, and…

Global health advocate Peter Hotez offers 4 takeaways from WHO’s new estimates showing that 5.7 million people are living with Chagas disease (caused by infection with Trypanosoma cruzi ) in 21 Latin American countries: