To the government leaders gathered in New York today for the third UN high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases, Michael R. Bloomberg brings a positive message: The 41 million annual deaths from NCDs are largely preventable. What’s needed to save millions of lives is…

The WHO will offer paid internships by 2020 at the latest, in a bid to lift barriers to access for applicants from developing countries. Led by a former WHO intern, the push for paid positions will put an end to 50 years of unpaid internships, which have involved interns…

Machete-wielding rebels clashed with troops in Beni, a Democratic Republic of Congo town fighting an Ebola outbreak, over the weekend. The fighting killed 18 and forced authorities to temporarily suspend public health operations against Ebola over the weekend, Deutsche…

Over 3 million deaths in 2016 can be attributed to the harmful use of alcohol, the WHO revealed Friday in its global status report on alcohol and health.  

The WHO launched its first investment case yesterday, detailing an “ambitious, but achievable” 5-year strategic plan to transform global healthcare. The WHO said the plan, fully financed for 5 years, could:

The WHO launched its first investment case yesterday, detailing an “ambitious, but achievable” 5-year strategic plan to transform global healthcare. The WHO said the plan, fully financed for 5 years, could:

A traditional post-natal practice in parts of Nigeria—pressing a napkin heated on a lantern on the umbilical cord until it falls off—is one reason Nigeria still struggles with preventable neonatal tetanus.   The problem is that sometimes the lanterns are rusted, and the…

WHO is urging countries to “urgently accelerate their response” to the global scourge of TB if the disease is to be eradicated by 2030, according to a new report that found some 40% of people with TB go undiagnosed.  

Suicide eclipses even armed conflict as the deadliest form of violence across the globe, resulting in around 1 million deaths every year, UN officials noted today, marking World Suicide Prevention Day.

Complex problems. Competing priorities. Insufficient resources. Conflicting opinions. Political concerns. Just 24 hours in a day... There’s no end to obstacles in public health, but leaders must find a way—or fail. In September 2018, Global Health NOW launches a series (a…