Lack of blood oxygen monitoring has helped make pneumonia a leading killer in children under 5—but a new-model oximeter could be a game-changer.Up to to 90% percent of child pneumonia deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, where oximeters—crucial to tracking…

UBON RATCHATHANI—Tat looked like any other 8-year-old boy as he sat at a shaded wooden bench, playing with a plastic action figure. As his GI Joe stormed the imaginary positions of his equally imaginary enemies, a portrait of Thailand’s former King Bhumibol Adulyadej gazed…

An increase in child marriage is a startling consequence of climate change. In countries like Bangladesh, where already 52% of girls are married before 18, families anticipating or dealing with financial difficulty from natural disasters like floods, droughts and storms…

In Part II of GHN's Exclusive 3-part special series on burns in Nepal—the Untold Global Health Story of 2017—Joanne Silberner puts the extent of untreated burns in Nepal into focus: Of an estimated 56,000 burn injuries in the country in 2008, only about 1,000 received …

Intro to the Series Burns cause an estimated 180,000 deaths each year, yet they rarely rate a significant spot on the global health agenda.

Child survival rates are vastly improving globally–but how much depends on where you are. A UNICEF annual report showed improvements in under-5 deaths, from 12.6 million in 1990 to 5.6 million last year—largely from preventable conditions certain regions.  In sub-Saharan…

During yesterday’s International Day of the Girl Child, halting the world’s 15 million annual child marriages took center stage. Girls Not Brides Ghana demanded funding for the Ghana National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage. There is “no more time for idle debates,” said…

While India’s childhood death toll is staggering—29 million between 2000 and 2015—it could have been much worse.

Travel can change your worldview, even if you’ve been to a place before. Take Duke global health major Namratha Atluri. She had volunteered in Indian orphanages, but until she participated in a research training trip to New Delhi last fall, she doubted India’s capacity to…

Burcu Bozkurt, the 120 Under 40 leader closing out GHN’s special Q&A series, has done everything from providing technical support to establish an M&E system for community health workers in Bangladesh to working with women’s cooperatives in Turkey, her home country.