Determined to improve Nigeria’s maternal health care, Aminu Gamawa, a lawyer in Nigeria, recognized the importance of allying Islamic scholars—particularly in the country’s Muslim North.  

People who are HIV-positive in China still face stigma and discrimination in the country’s medical system. National regulations set a decade ago were meant to prevent hospitals from refusing to treat HIV-positive patients, but prospective patients report difficulty in…

Burial workers involved in West Africa’s Ebola crisis still suffer lasting trauma and social stigma from the harrowing work, according to Newsweek. In interviews, several former burial workers acknowledge experiencing symptoms of “post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, […

Thousands of Cambodian refugees fleeing the Khmer Rouge genocide ended up in Lowell, Massachusetts needing care for a range of issues—but found western health care intimidating. Instead of expecting traumatized patients to adapt to the sterile exam rooms that reminded them…