In the past 3 decades, Uganda slashed its HIV infection rate from 15% to 6.5% and halved annual deaths. Now the country's infection rates are expected to rise. Why? “poor planning, lack of donor accountability and chronic budget gaps,” writes Katie G. Nelson.

In defiance of public health efforts to stamp out polio in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it keeps spreading—paralyzing 29 children, and reaching Uganda’s border.    DRC’s outbreak is derived from the oral polio vaccine, not the wild virus. High-risk districts…

Swedish journalist Anna Dahlqvist’s latest book was driven by anger: Women are seen "seen as miracle makers" for having children, she says, yet periods are "something we’re told we should be ashamed of or hide."

Intro to the Series Part I: Palliative Pain Relief Woefully Inadequate Worldwide reveals that in much of the world, unrelieved suffering is a daily reality.

Pollution is the deadliest environmental health hazard on the planet, yet South Africa remains the only sub-Saharan African country with an air-quality monitoring program. Researchers with the Eastern African GEOHealth hub are starting to fill that data gap. The…

In low- and middle-income countries with similar socioeconomic characteristics, the toll of burns varies—but they all share a shortage of treatment options.

The fight against HIV in Uganda provides lessons to combat a disease largely eliminated in developed countries: rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Hospitals detain hundreds of thousands of patients—many seeking life-saving emergency care—each year for lack of payment, a Chatham House report found.Concentrated among the poorest people, the troubling practice, enabled by health financing systems requiring immediate…

An HIV prevention combination strategy in Rakai, Uganda coincided with a 42% drop in new HIV infections, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A dearth of cerebral palsy research in poor countries obscures our understanding of the condition beyond wealthy nations—but a new study begins to fill that void, write Bernard Dan and Nigel Paneth.   Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige’s survey of the condition in rural Uganda,…