Attacks on health care killed nearly 400 patients and health workers in 2017 across 23 countries—and that’s likely a vast underestimate, found the latest report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

Yesterday, a southern Pakistani city may have seen the hottest April day ever reliably recorded. Temperatures in Nawabshah soared Monday at 122.4 degrees, brought on by a "sprawling heat dome" over the northern Indian Ocean, writes Jason Samenow. Nawabshah's March high, 113…

Brazil’s yellow fever outbreak, with 1,900+ cases and at least 560 deaths since 2016, caught the country off guard and under-vaccinated—especially in rural areas. Now, officials are trying to play catch-up during a global vaccine shortage so severe that in February, “a gang…

Despite overall improvements in infant health, startling numbers of infants in West and Central Africa don’t make it past their first month.

For women in Pakistan, son preference increasingly influences parity progression and contraception choices, though research on the topic is slim.

“Coffee With Polio Experts” is not a flashy production, but it features the A-listers of The Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In the video series, warriors share tales from the trenches. It began in the 1980s, when the disease paralyzed 1,000 children a day. That number…

A new census in Pakistan counts 207.7 million people—a 57% increase since 1998, vaulting the nation over Brazil and making it the world’s 5th-most-populous country.   With 22 births per 1,000 people and less than a third of women using any form of birth control, Pakistan…

What’s it like to hurtle through the streets of Karachi on a mission to save lives daily? Writer Samira Shackle does a ride-along with in an Edhi Foundation ambulance, part of the the world’s largest voluntary ambulance fleet with more than 1,500 across Pakistan.   Driver…

The next WHO Director-General needs be a changemaker, a campaigner who can meet with heads of state on critical health issues and persuade them to “get it done,” says Sania Nishtar, one of 3 finalists in the running to lead the organization.

Vaccination teams working in Pakistan to banish polio in one of the last holdout countries are using unconventional tactics to reach children.   The routine door-to-door campaigns weren’t reaching everyone—like the half million children in northwestern Pakistan’s tribal…