New research found an association between pregnant women who drank fluoridated tap water and reduced IQ scores in their children, causing a stir in the public health community. Flouride is added to more than 2/3 of drinking water in the US to prevent tooth decay and reduce…

Worldwide, birth defects are the second leading cause of neonatal and child mortality—they are responsible for 1 in 10 under-5 deaths in Latin America. Registries for these anomalies are key to understanding their burden, their specific characteristics, and how to respond…

Complications from premature birth are among the leading causes of under-5 deaths—and more than 60% of such births happen in Africa and South Asia.   Preemies have the best chance of surviving and thriving if they are given their mother’s milk immediately after birth.  

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.