The condemned CRISPR baby experiment could be an example of “ethics dumping.” This egregious research practice occurs when studies based in countries with stricter regulations (which are typically wealthier) are conducted in countries with more lax rules (which are…

Neglected tropical diseases affect almost 50% of Africa’s population. But how is the continent faring in the fight against the debilitating slate of diseases? A new “league table” tracking progress and setbacks is set to be presented at the African Union Summit in Ethiopia…

Bill and Melinda Gates spread the good news—and some caution—about global health in a conference call yesterday, Factsa And News reported. “The poorest parts of the world not only became less poor, they also became much, much healthier,” Melinda Gates said.

Great mentors are made, not born—but what makes them successful?

Evidence Action made headlines recently for doing something unusual: admitting its No Lean Season program for poor families in Bangladesh hadn’t worked at scale. The admission was a rarity; the scenario is not, writes Kelsey Piper.

Global antibiotic use among children varies widely among countries, but with no clear divide between high- and low-income nations.   Yesterday, The Lancet Infectious Diseases published the first attempt to estimate antibiotic use by under-5s at the country level. Beyond…

Systemic challenges to conducting research continue to continue to hold back science in low- and middle-income countries, write Senjuti Saha, PhD, and colleagues in a recent commentary for eLife. They warn that without immediate and sustained interventions, the gap in…

Cancer now causes 1 in 6 deaths worldwide, with about 70% occurring in low- and middle-income countries. That has created a critical need for patient education, particularly in East Africa.

Infertility in low-income countries is a neglected reproductive health issue, despite its staggering impact. It’s also under-measured, especially in low-income settings. However, a new approach to measuring the extent of the problem could be a catalyst for change, a team of…

More than 60% of world’s total new annual cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia and Central and South America—and the same regions account for 70% of the world’s cancer deaths, according to the WHO.