Kenya’s progress against under-5 mortality has been an outlier in sub-Saharan Africa, with an average rate of 46 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to 76 across the region.

Venezuela may have lost 2 decades of progress against infant mortality. With its health system collapsing, Venezuela is now the only South American country to see infant mortality rates return to 1990s levels, according to a new report published in The Lancet Global Health.

Opioids may be linked to a horrific birth defect where babies are born with their intestines hanging outside their body. From 2011-2015, the prevalence of gastroschisis rose 10%, according to new CDC data. The condition, also associated with young mothers, was 60% more…

The American Psychological Association has drawn up new guidelines for clinicians treating men and boys. Central to that project is understanding “what’s making their lives untenable.” Among the issues affecting them are elevated levels of depression and anxiety, and…

Ethiopia’s African Child Policy Forum just released its latest report ranking countries on a “Child-Friendliness Index” with a call to action.     The rankings, released periodically since 2008, look at efforts around children’s health like poverty rates, nutrition and…

WASHINGTON – Today’s shocking CDC announcement that US life expectancy has declined for 3 years has added extra urgency to a summit of policymakers, experts, innovators and others gathered in the nation’s capital to discussion public health solutions.

Opioid overdoses claimed 42,000 lives in the US in 2016. Air pollution causes 200,000 Americans to die too soon each year. About 1 million violent crimes are committed in the US annually.

Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

Struggling to survive Afghanistan’s worst drought in decades, families are leaving their homes and losing their livelihoods—pushing some to marry off their children in exchange for dowries.   "Children are becoming the collateral,” UNICEF spokesperson Alison Parker told…

In a season of hurricanes, wildfires, gun violence and the still-churning opioid epidemic, the list of problems afflicting health in the US seems long—and short on answers. But public health professionals, policymakers and other experts are developing new strategies for…