Over 22,000 medical professionals fled Venezuela from 2012-2017 and sought jobs in other Latin American countries. The influx of specialists in places like Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru has helped address critical gaps in care—patients in poorer or rural communities…

As Venezuela’s health care system swiftly deteriorates, so does the health of citizens living with or waiting for organ transplants.

Economic free-fall and a shambolic health system have Venezuelans fleeing the country in droves —100,000 applied for asylum worldwide from January 2014-October 2017. For HIV/AIDS patients, spiraling costs and scarce supplies put life-saving medical treatments out of reach…

Diphtheria’s recent resurgence in disparate, crisis-ridden nations represents a “shameful” reality that the bacterial infection, virtually eliminated even in poor countries, is still killing vulnerable populations, writes Michael Edelstein of the Centre on Global Health…

Venezuela’s economic collapse has led to a scourge of malnutrition that has killed scores of children, concealed by a “near-total blackout of health statistics.” The New York Times’ 5-month probe into 21 public hospitals found 2,800 child malnutrition cases in the last…

Food prices are skyrocketing in Venezuela, the government is increasingly repressive, and the health care system is imploding. For Venezuelans living with HIV/AIDS, these crises are magnified.   Antiretrovirals to treat the disease are scarce, and free HIV tests have been…

In the Venezuelan mining town of Las Claritas, Jose Grifon is sick with malaria again. He says he’s had it 40 times. The sign on the clinic door says “malaria treatments are not available until further notice.” Grifon is just one of the 1 million Venezuelans predicted to…

Sharp increases in infant mortality, maternal mortality and diseases including malaria, Zika and diphtheria lay bare the suffering of Venezuelans coping with the country’s deep economic crisis.   The Numbers:

Amidst vast food shortages, Venezuelans are mistakenly eating and dying from a poisonous variety of yucca. In the last 6 months, 28 people have died after eating the bitter, rather than sweet, version of the inexpensive, starchy root. Yucca has become popular during a time…

As Venezuela’s economy and infrastructure approach total collapse, the country’s health care crisis also accelerates, exacerbated by a crippling lack of state resources. With hospital equipment and medicines in short supply, doctors struggle to diagnose and treat patients.…