Scores of Indian families are imprisoned by medical debt after falling victim to hysterectomy scams, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation. Unscrupulous doctors prey on women seeking solutions to minor ailments like abnormal bleeding or painful periods. …

Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever—caused by infected Borrelia bacteria transmitted via tick bites—seems rare. But is this due to low prevalence or because improper diagnoses have failed to capture its spread?

For expensive medications, pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts are a “middleman” intended to ensure that patients will benefit from prescribed meds. PBMs work supposedly to negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurance plans. But, according to many, PBMs are…

Some encouraging news came with words of warning from the WHO: Global life expectancy climbed 5.5 years from 2000-2016, the UN health agency said yesterday. Progress against diseases like malaria contributed to a dramatic drop in under-5 deaths; considerable advances…

In 2016, roughly $3.7 billion was spent sending medical missions to sites across the globe. But the fly-in model is being dropped in favor of more sustainable options. "There are a lot of concerns about what happens when these missions leave” and that “the care they're…

Rwandan President Paul Kagame closed out his tenure as African Union chair this past weekend with an ambitious push to advance health care on the continent, which has 24% of the global disease burden and just 1% of global health spending, IOL reported.

The location of Rwanda’s University of Global Health Equity was chosen strategically. Rather than mimic other med schools, it mirrors the lives of most patients and teaches doctors accordingly. Based in Butaro—a poor, rural part of Rwanda—the limitations of real-world…

Great mentors are made, not born—but what makes them successful?

Doctors in Zimbabwe are performing surgery with their bare hands and using rope in place of bandages as the country’s massively underfunded health system faces collapse. As elite politicians seek health care in neighboring South Africa, promises of affordable quality…

Countries’ health systems differ widely, but they are united by the same backbone: primary health care (PHC), which serves as a key gateway to universal health care (UHC). A new report from the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative examines how 5 nations—Argentina,…