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, 

Amid overwhelming demand for medical oxygen, India has barred exports of liquid and cylinder oxygen—which some of its neighbors rely on.  

Today marks 1 year since the murder of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer, galvanizing a national reckoning on racism that cast new light on law enforcement and health.

Hundreds of children are feared missing or separated from their families after thousands in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fled the eruption of the notorious Mount Nyiragongo, 

Sickle cell trait, which affects 1 in 13 Black Americans, is almost always benign.      Those who have the trait have only 1 of the genes necessary for sickle cell disease, which can be life threatening.

Just when the stakes couldn’t be higher, America’s trust in public health is faltering, a new