A Ugandan bill known as “Kill the Gays” that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality is expected to pass in parliament, according to a government minister. The proposed legislation also criminalizes those involved in advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights under “promotion and…

Medical evidence corroborates the accounts of US asylum seekers stranded in Tijuana, Physicians for Human Rights doctors say in a new report. They interviewed 18 people from Mexico and Central America—a “medical snapshot”—and documented physical and psychological evidence…

2 new Ebola drugs boast a 90% survival rate when administered shortly after infection, according to an unprecedented clinical trial in the DRC, reports Amy Maxmen in Nature.   Tested in Ebola hotspots, the drugs REGN-EB3 and mAB114 outperformed ZMapp—which had shown promise…

Political violence following the collapse of Omar al-Bashir's regime in April 2019 is straining Sudan’s fragile health and emergency services. But Sudan has the resources and leaders, including experienced medical professionals needed to strengthen the system, says a group…

There are only 3 psychiatrists and 5 WHO-recognized mental health centers in Somalia where 1 in 3 people has some form of mental illness.    Decades of war and a staggering 80% unemployment rate exacerbate the crisis. Men are particularly vulnerable and often denied…

Yemen’s relentless war has killed nearly 100,000 people, according to a retrospective report that folds in data from 2015—the year that a Saudi-led coalition entered the conflict, ReliefWeb reported.

300,000 people have fled ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeast in this month alone, UNHCR reported yesterday. Reports of fighting between the Congolese armed forces and non-state forces in the country’s Djugu territory include “brutalities…

This is Part I of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda MustardRead Part II, Mothers Coping with Prolonged, Complicated Grief, here.  

While there’s general consensus among Arabic-speaking delegations to oppose discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation, a recent report reveals how some are breaking rank when savvy LGBTQ organizations approach the UN.

Some 250,000 children under 14 are working as mechanics, weavers and laborers in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir.   As fathers are impaired or killed from ongoing violence in “the oldest unresolved disagreement on the UN’s agenda,” children are sent to work to help…