Approaching the 30th World AIDS Day this Saturday, a new WHO European Region and ECDC report reveals alarmingly high numbers of new HIV infections. In 2017, 160,000 people in the WHO’s European Region were newly diagnosed. The eastern part of the region saw an all-time high…

The deadliest form of air pollution, microscopic particulate matter penetrates “deep into the lungs, bypassing the body’s natural defenses.” Its effects range from lung disease to cancer to cognitive impairment, yet the public knows relatively little about its toll on their…

Today, the WHO launches a new, country-led initiative designed to tackle stagnant progress against malaria and re-focus efforts “where it counts most – at local level,” says WHO chief Tedros.   For the second year running the WHO saw a plateau in progress against malaria,…

A staggering 93% of the world’s children under 15—1.8 billion—breathe air so polluted that their health and development are jeopardized.  

Countries convened in Astana, Kazakhstan today vowed to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage.  

The global health community is gathering this week in Astana, Kazakhstan, to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma Ata conference on primary health care. This time around, primary health care is being framed through the lens of universal health coverage (UHC).

40 years on from the Alma Ata declaration, world leaders are heading to Kazakhstan this week for the WHO’s Global Conference on Primary Health Care.

72 babies born with microcephaly—plus 2 WHO-confirmed cases—indicate “strong evidence” of a Zika cluster in Angola. But a lack of capacity for advanced testing coupled with a meager national health system mean tracking a potential outbreak will be difficult.

Eliminating violence against women means banishing the medically unnecessary, traumatic practice of of so-called “virginity testing,” the UN said in a statement at the World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Rio de Janeiro.

Globally, mental health support services are woefully lacking or non-existent, making every nation in the world “developing” on that front, write a surprising duo—WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Lady Gaga—in a Guardian editorial marking World Mental…