We are thrilled to congratulate Hikmet Ceyhun Göcenoğlu and Beth Ann Eanelli, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2019 contest.

There is a saying that neglected diseases “begin where the road ends.” These diseases of poverty strike the most marginalized populations and strain to attract the resources, funding, and attention of a world that is saturated by increasingly convoluted problems.

In Part I of GHN's Exclusive 3-part special series on burns in Nepal—the Untold Global Health Story of 2017—Joanne Silberner profiles the efforts of surgeon Shankar Man Rai to help forgotten patients in Nepal.

We have the winners: Unintentional burns in Nepal, submitted by Emaline Laney, and deafness in developing countries, proposed by Christi Batamula and by Matthew Yau, are the Untold Global Health Stories of 2017.

The world must start paying attention to konzo and the people it afflicts, writes GHN Editor-in-Chief Brian W. Simpson. Poverty leads to konzo, and konzo increases poverty because its victims often can’t work or fully participate in society.   “It doesn’t have to be this…

While global attention flutters from conflict to outbreaks, the impoverished people of Kahemba, Democratic Republic of Congo, and many other towns live in chronic crisis. Grinding poverty leaves them malnourished and dependent on a type of cassava that thrives in dry…

Do you know an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special notice?  NPR’s "Goats and Soda" blog, which covers global health and development, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)and Global Health NOW from the …

A veteran science journalist who has covered everything from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, Crispr gene editing, malaria prevention and the Cambrian explosion, Amy Maxmen had never encountered anything like konzo.

For thousands in Kehemba and tens of thousands across Africa afflicted by the neurotoxic disease konzo, the solution is to give people food, seeds and fertile land so they don’t have to rely on bitter cassava, a staple crop that’s rich in the poison cyanide.   But conflict…

Each morning, women from Kahemba go to work in cassava fields. It's a staple crop for the region, but it carries a hidden danger. Consuming insufficiently processed cassava can cause konzo, a paralytic disease. Photographer Neil Brandvold traveled with science journalist…