Travel can change your worldview, even if you’ve been to a place before. Take Duke global health major Namratha Atluri. She had volunteered in Indian orphanages, but until she participated in a research training trip to New Delhi last fall, she doubted India’s capacity to…

Nowhere may the threat of antimicrobial resistance be higher than in the WHO-defined South East Asia region, which includes countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. Indeed, aggravated by such factors as lack of sanitation and hygiene, ease of access to antibiotics…

Nearly 28 out of every 1,000 Indian newborns die within 4 weeks of birth—20% of them due to birth asphyxia, a condition where a baby’s brain doesn’t receive sufficient oxygen.

Midwives in rural Burma are there for a baby’s first breath and to register the birth. They also are responsible for registering deaths and their causes.More than half of the country’s 450,000 annual deaths have no doctor-certified cause leaving a critical data gap for…

Many more women in Burma now have reliable access to contraceptives thanks to the Reproductive Health Commodity Logistics System (RHC-LS).Piloted in 2014 to better meet contraceptive need, the UNFPA-supported system shifted the logistics strategy from a “push” system of…

The way India pays its network of community health workers may push patients and workers to favor sterilization over other methods of birth control, public health advocates say.The health workers must meet government-mandated targets for the number of patients served. Women…