With digital tools taking health care by storm, the WHO paused to take stock on its strengths and limitations. In its new review of digital technologies in global health, WHO provides a new guideline for deploying these innovations.

Measles cases are up a staggering 300% worldwide compared with the first 3 months of 2018, according to provisional WHO data. Cases have been trending upwards for the past 2 years, with young children most affected.

When it comes to drugs, all pricing is not created equal. Far from it. In Greece, the pneumonia vaccine ranges from $9 per immunization to $168; France pays $189; Lebanon $243; India $60. These swings and roundabouts sum up a “broken” drug pricing system worldwide, says…

For the second time, a WHO panel last Friday passed on declaring the worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Science reports.

Rohingya parents who had never heard of chickenpox are getting a crash course, with ~65,000 cases cropping up in the last few months in the Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh refugee camps. Mohammad Ahsanul Kabir, a physician there, says the Rohingya evidently had little exposure to…

Some encouraging news came with words of warning from the WHO: Global life expectancy climbed 5.5 years from 2000-2016, the UN health agency said yesterday. Progress against diseases like malaria contributed to a dramatic drop in under-5 deaths; considerable advances…

The WHO has ushered Traditional Chinese Medicine into the mainstream by listing the practice on its international roster of treatments, which sets the medical agenda for more than 100 countries. The move is “an egregious lapse in evidence-based thinking and practice,” say …

The term “self care” has myriad meanings in the modern vernacular. In a special series from The BMJ and BMJ Global Health, authors home in on where it aligns with and amplifies health care systems—through the lens of sexual and reproductive health rights.

Water, sanitation and hygiene services are the most basic frontline tools in any health care facility—but a new WHO/UNICEF report finds that inadequate WASH facilities affect billions of people worldwide, potentially fueling the rise of deadly superbugs,

Attacks on health care have hit 2 conflict-ridden regions this week.