There are 11,000 sex workers in Sonagachi, the largest red-light district in Kolkata, India. How to keep their children safe? Sociologist Urmi Basu founded an organization called New Light to cares for the children and helps them avoid a life of sex work. The staff of 35…

After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990.

Reports about conditions inside detention centers for immigrants on America’s southern border sound horrific—what’s going on inside detainees’ brains may be just as bad.   The realities these children endure fly in the face of core scientific concepts of child well-being…

By Inon Schenker & Emma Brofsky “Poop” is not something we like to talk about publicly much less smell or see.

One of Malawi’s first female engineering graduates, Mercy Masoo, now WaterAid Malawi’s country director, chose an unusual career path for women in Malawi at the time. She entered the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) field at a time when few women in her country had…

GHN is in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada to bring you news from the 2019 Women Deliver Conferencet

Some 60 million children don’t have enough to eat in Africa, with unacceptable and rising levels of hunger standing in sharp contrast to the continent’s economic gains, warns a report from the Addis-Ababa based Africa Child Policy Forum.  

Health outcomes are not looking up for the largest demographic in history: 10- to 24-year-olds, found new research calling for major investments in adolescent health.   In low-income countries young people make up 30% of the population, but command under 2% of health…

An 11-year-old rape victim in Argentina was forced to give birth despite pleading with officials to “remove what the old man put inside me,” The Washington Post reported.

The World Food Programme is probing how “Super Cereal” porridge—a food aid staple for nursing mothers and children—turned up substandard.   While not unsafe to consume, a sample tested last June contained 27% less protein than required—losing its intended curative or…