Before COVID-19, Sister Astridah Banda—a Catholic nun in Zambia— offered up maternal health advice over the airwaves. Now she’s pivoted to address the COVID-19 crisis in local languages. English is Zambia’s official language—but over 70 languages are spoken across the…
COVID-19’s multiple frontlines now include at least 46 countries across the African continent. Many, including Ethiopia, have frontline health care facilities battling without one of the most critical tools: adequate water and sanitation.
The effects of climate change are fueling violence against women and girls, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Deutsche Welle
In a worrisome trend, mother-to-child transmission of HIV have been creeping back in a handful of countries over the last 18 months—jeopardizing prog
President Trump’s brand of the “global gag rule,” which bans funding to foreign NGOs that provide abortion counseling or referrals, is having worse effects than those of previous Republication administrations. His souped-up rendition endangers far more lives of children…
When I was 3, India opened up its economy, bringing in companies from around the world. Everything changed. As a baby, I had cloth diapers. My younger brother wore disposable diapers.
Resilience—the personal resources an individual has to effectively deal with difficult challenges—may be key in mitigating impacts of stress during pregnancy and postpartum depression.
New research found an association between pregnant women who drank fluoridated tap water and reduced IQ scores in their children, causing a stir in the public health community. Flouride is added to more than 2/3 of drinking water in the US to prevent tooth decay and reduce…
After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990.
More than 220 million people worldwide suffer from schistosomiasis, and the infection is well known in the global health community.