Follow-up tests have found no evidence of Ebola in a woman in Ivory Coast who tested positive for the virus last month,

2 decades of education and research progress are at risk in Afghanistan after the Taliban retook Kabul.   Since 2004, hundreds of millions of dollars in international funding have helped establish dozens of new public and private universities; women’s enrollment burgeoned;…

In the past 3 years, the bodies of 32 infants have been recovered from Mbeubeuss, a landfill in Senegal and the country’s “largest open cemetery for murdered children.” 1 reason for these tragic deaths: The shame of having a child out of wedlock is so great that many women…

After a year’s delay, the Olympics are back–-but far from back to normal.  

The military in Burma (Myanmar) has declared war on health care—making the country one of the most dangerous places to practice medicine, accounting for nearly 240 of the 508 attacks globally, according to the WHO.   Security forces are openly arresting, attacking and…

The pandemic strained even the most placid of countries, but health workers in Syria, still in the grips of conflict, faced extra challenges—from daily power outages to cut-off communication, travel, and supply lines.

The pandemic meant less road traffic—yet US traffic deaths rose 7% in 2020, and Black people bore the brunt, according to a

Amid relentless fighting in Tigray, Eritrean soldiers and local fighters are “using food as a weapon of war,” by deliberately blocking supplies to the more than 1 million people in areas outside government control, according to Mark Lowcock, the UN's top humanitarian…

Human rights groups are outraged by Syria’s May 28 appointment to a WHO leadership role, despite the Assad regime’s egregious attacks on health care documented by the WHO itself.   Rights groups fear that Syria could use its 3-year appointment to the WHO’s 34-member…

The WHO is scaling up its assistance to meet the “staggering” health needs of nearly 200,000 Palestinians after last month’s rocket attacks by Israel,