A chief of the Ker Kwaro Acholi cultural institution in Uganda pressed the government to release its findings on Nodding Syndrome, a mysterious and disabling condition that attacked hundreds of children in Northern Uganda. Calling the delay in releasing the findings…

Change is slowly coming to child labor practices in the $1.5 billion US tobacco harvest, IPS reports. 2 tobacco farmer associations and 2 Big Tobacco companies are prohibiting children under 18 from harvesting tobacco, but a proposed law along the same lines failed to pass…

After 4 years leading Gates Foundation efforts against neglected infectious diseases, Dr. Lance Gordon highlights a success story in this Devex op-ed: rolling out a new Japanese encephalitis vaccine. More than a decade after working with PATH to turn an effective Chinese…

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a Catholic service provider, takes in millions on a large federal contract to provide care to unaccompanied children and teenagers who cross the US border, but the group has argued that it should be free from US laws…

When hospitals aren’t an option, newborns and young infants with suspected severe bacterial infections in developing nations can be effectively treated outside a hospital, according to 2 new studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health.

HIV+ teens keep the virus in check better when their parents accompany them to their clinic appointments, according to a study from Botswana, published in JAMA Pediatrics. 

Add to the long list of poverty’s negative consequences for health: children’s brain development.

Almost 8 in 10 confirmed and probable Ebola cases were patients ages 16 and older. What about the kids? In a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine WHO Ebola Response team found that Ebola incidence among children was significantly lower than that of adults in Guinea…

Nearly 750 million people are still without access to safe drinking water, according to UNICEF, despite Millennium Development Goal (MDG) gains. With about 2.3 billion gaining improved access to drinking water since 1990, the world met the water MDG 5 years ahead of the…

Scientists now believe a mutated strain of enterovirus D68 that’s more polio-like than other strains in recent years may be responsible for the paralysis of US children following last fall’s nationwide outbreak. Researchers sequenced the genes of a virus found in…