As many as 1 billion in India live in areas lacking adequate water—yet the country is the world’s third largest groundwater exporter, a report published today by WaterAid reveals.  

Health outcomes are not looking up for the largest demographic in history: 10- to 24-year-olds, found new research calling for major investments in adolescent health.   In low-income countries young people make up 30% of the population, but command under 2% of health…

It’s time to shake up global health training courses that emphasize downstream individual approaches and neglect the upstream drivers of health inequities, according to a team of authors led by Tolu Oni from South Africa’s University of Cape Town.   They call for a…

Safe surgery and anesthesia are increasingly recognized as a crucial element of universal health care in low- and middle-income countries.

Measles infections are projected to double this year compared to 2018, hitting rich and poor countries alike, the WHO reported yesterday. The UN is calling on member states to close vaccination gaps as far-flung measles outbreaks spread. 

Using the make-do “MacGyver” method, emergency physician Thomas Burke designed a lifesaving kit to stop deadly postpartum hemorrhage—which causes 1 in 3 maternal deaths. His low-tech “uterine balloon tamponade” has been deployed thousands of times and boasts a 97% survival…

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?