Infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, typhoid—all hit lower-income countries hardest. Not so with COVID-19.
60 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries gained access to modern family planning methods in the
A Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine has an efficacy rate just over 50%—far lower than the 78% anticipated, according to a Brazilian clinical trial conducted by São Paulo’s Butantan Institute.
Polluted air caused nearly 500,000 babies to die prematurely last year–mostly in low- and middle-income countries,
Every 16 seconds, a mother somewhere will experience the tragedy of stillbirth,
Each year, 38 millions deaths occur without being added to any permanent record, but COVID-19 has heavily underscored the need for all deaths to be properly registered. Counting deaths properly is "the GPS" to better global health, illuminating risk factors and the…
Even as the pandemic is making it hard for low- and middle-income countries to keep children on schedule with their vaccines, new modeling shows astounding returns on investment in vaccines.
In an effort to monitor antibiotic use and improve stewardship, WHO created the AWaRe tool in 2017 that divides the drugs into 3 categories: Access, Watch, and Reserve,
In wealthier countries, running out of medical oxygen “is all but unthinkable for a resource that literally can be pulled from the air,” the AP reports. But in low-resource countries, it is expensive and in short supply, with soaring demand amid the pandemic.
Infections play a role in 54% of child deaths in low-income countries, according to the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance network published in The Lancet Global Health.