The world is not on track to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for health and poverty, Bill and Melinda Gates warn in a Goalkeepers report released today.

Poverty, culture and a belief that a girl’s life goals should be marriage and motherhood drive Nepal’s child marriage rate, which is among the highest in the world. 10% of Nepalese girls are married before turning 15; more than 40% before 18. Nationally, the average age a…

In a first analysis of its kind, the Lancet Global Health reports strides in maternal and child health in Afghanistan, a country long racked with political instability and violence. Mining 11 nationally representative surveys conducted between 2003 and 2013, the authors…