Years of aid obstruction by warring parties in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains has led to a life-threatening lack of access to family planning, prenatal care and emergency obstetric care, says a Human Rights Watch report.   Since the conflict’s start in 2011, the authors say, no…

When GHN traveled to the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) conference last November, we were very impressed with the ASTMH 2016 Annual Meeting Travel Awardees we met from all over the world. The Travel Award is an honor that provides full…

Uganda is on track to eradicating a common form of West African sleeping sickness (also known as human African trypanosomiasis, or HAT) in 3 years, but South Sudan’s civil war could jeopardize those efforts. Refugees from areas of Sudan where the disease is endemic are…

Founded in 1991 as a temporary refuge for children escaping Sudan’s civil war, northwest Kenya’s camp Kakuma is now 25 years old and home to more than 150,000 refugees from all over East Africa. The camp stands as a striking reminder that temporary displacement for refugees…

Even where female genital mutilation (FGM) is common, there’s a great range of opinion about its acceptability. Swiss and Sudanese researchers, who shared their findings in Nature, realized that truth could prove crucial for human rights advocates—who are sometimes…

Sudanese government forces have deployed chemical weapons against civilians—and children bear the brunt of the attacks that amount to war crimes, according to a new Amnesty International report.   At least 30 suspected attacks in a remote region of Darfur called Jebel Marra…

The conflict that erupted last week in South Sudan drove 30,000 more people from their homes, and left aid groups straining to provide care. NPR’s Goats and Soda spoke to humanitarian aid workers about needs on the ground, as they treat people suffering from severe trauma…

Nearly 25 years of US sanctions against Sudan have helped to create crisis conditions in health care and scientific research Amy Maxmen explains in a Foreign Policy report. Since the imposition of the 1993 sanctions, which designated Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism,…

Despite crushing poverty, a government cash crisis, and 2.2 million people displaced by conflict, the world’s newest country is aiming high on tackling climate change.

No one knows how many people have mycetoma worldwide, however in a village in central Sudan, a man lists 12 people who have had their legs amputated because of the flesh-eating infection. Neil Brandvold/DNDi   Part II: The list