In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Burkina Faso is facing an “unprecedented” humanitarian crisis that has forced 70,000 people from their homes in the past 2 months, CGTN Africa reports.

In Bangladesh, aid groups and authorities are poised to request over $900 million to support sprawling Rohingya refugee camps. These “city sized” settlements are now home to almost a million refugees, who fled a violent military crackdown in Burma in August 2017. Myanmar’s…

As the old adage goes: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on”—and today, rumors take the express train via WhatsApp. India endured violence fueled by rumors long before the age of digital tech. But recently, the ubiquitous…

While news that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi won the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s presidential election sinks in, the public health world wonders what it might mean for the Ebola fight. Election fraud allegations from a rival could fuel more of the destabilizing…

A peaceful march by migrants on the US-Mexico border yesterday turned chaotic after US agents fired tear gas to push back migrants who tried to breach the border.   Mexico responded by arresting 39 people, and pledged to deport those who attempted to enter the US "violently…

Thousands of Tanzanians fear arrest after an official called on the public Monday to report gay people, pledging that a special team would “get their hands on them” next week. By Tuesday, Paul Makonda, a Dar es Salaam regional commissioner, said he had already received 5,…

A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…

Protests erupting in Gaza as the US Embassy relocates to Jerusalem have left dozens dead, and highlight “an abysmal state of health care for Palestinian refugees in Israel,” writes Kenneth R. Rosen.

After years of policies limiting births of girls and favoring sons, China and India face decades of work addressing the effects of their male-heavy generations. In those 2 countries, men outnumber women by 70 million—distorting the economy and paralleling an uptick in…