When Reagan signed the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, plastic guns were theoretical, Democrat Steve Israel writes. When Congress renewed it in 2013, plastic guns could be downloaded and produced using a 3-D printer. The NRA blocked any modernization—such as requiring a…

In Karachi, Pakistan—one of polio’s last strongholds—door-to-door vaccination campaigns arouse suspicion even among those who favor immunization. Rumors spread that the vaccine sterilizes children, fueled by mistrust of governments and international organizations. Their…

About once every 2 weeks in 2015, someone died at the Lapaz intersection of the N1 highway in Accra, Ghana.  

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a pact ending two decade “state of war” on Monday, putting a stop to a conflict that has destabilized the Horn of Africa. The declaration to reinstate trade, economic and diplomatic ties, reopen embassies and resume flights comes 20 years after…

The battle for Mosul ended a year ago, but people are returning by the thousands—and finding a healthcare system in ruins, Médecins Sans Frontières reports.   For a population of 1.8 million people, there are still less than 1,000 hospital beds—half the minimum standard for…

One key group has been left out of most efforts to track attacks on healthcare: those training to be doctors.  

Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.

The people fleeing villages in South Sudan due to renewed conflict brought the possessions they could carry and the horror they endured. Thousands are believed to have been displaced from villages in Leer and Mayendit counties by troops who destroyed food stores and…

Despite a 2016 UN Resolution protecting health professionals from attacks and threats, modern anti-terror laws in many states are misused to cast healthcare as a form of support to the enemy, leaving providers vulnerable to prosecution.

A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…