Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise is calling for urgent humanitarian aid amid a crisis he blames on food insecurity—but after weeks of demonstrations, today Haitians are calling for him to step down, Deutsche Welle reports. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Americas, and…

Cuba’s foreign medical missions have long been a core source of soft power and hard income. As Latin American deals dwindle amid sociopolitical crises, Middle Eastern wealth offers a lucrative market. Qatar and Cuba have struck a secret deal that pays physicians a fraction…

The WHO rolled out its first insulin prequalification pilot program yesterday, aimed at expanding access to treatment in low- and middle-income countries.   The move is designed to release more safety-checked, affordable insulin onto the international market.  

53 million more women have gained access to modern since Family Planning 2020 launched in 2012, according to the group’s new progress report—with the sharpest increases in Eastern and Southern Africa.  

While Peru’s family planning program seemed a way to provide low-income families access to birth control, doctors and victims’ rights advocates say it emphasized sterilization.272,000 women—mostly poor, rural, and uneducated—were sterilized under the program from…

Even as a high price was announced yesterday for a new treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis, a partly effective vaccine has raised hopes for stemming TB—the world’s most lethal infectious disease.  GSK’s new vaccine (called M72/AS01E) was found to be 50% effective in…

Progress toward universal health care is too slow, according to a WHO report released ahead of today’s UN High Level Meeting on UHC, Health Policy Watch reports.

Anemia can be deadly—especially for women of childbearing age in low-resource regions—but a new study shows it can be greatly reduced in as few as 10 months.  

The WHO’s 7th tobacco report was a mixed bag, praising progress in fighting smoking, but calling out countries lagging on implementing MPOWER tobacco control measures.

To meet global HIV targets, the world needs to focus on countries falling behind and hard-to-reach populations—including millions affected by humanitarian crises.   Variations on that call to action echoed through coverage of the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV…