After the tenuous declaration of victory against ISIS, the fallout is only just beginning for child soldiers recruited for the cause, reports Kimberly Dozier. Before the caliphate’s collapse, an estimated 40,000 people left home to join up; others have been indoctrinated…

In violent contexts like Syria, frontline health workers face wrenching ethical decisions.   When a hospital is bombed, leaders have to decide whether to move to a safer location—possibly decreasing access to care in the area. Heightening the ethical challenge, local…

There’s a saying: “Statistics are human beings with the tears dried off. As somebody who is responsible for building empathy for people forced to flee their homes, I really don’t like statistics,” Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…

In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Duke University knowingly submitted a staffer’s falsified data to court millions of dollars in federal grant money, according to a whistleblower’s lawsuit that will see the university shell out a $112.5 million settlement. Former Duke employee Joseph Thomas alleged that…

A WHO advisory committee—set up after the birth of the first “CRISPR babies”—is calling for a global registry for studies on human genome editing. The registry would cover germline editing (changes to the genome that can be passed on), and the less controversial studies…

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

Burkina Faso is facing an “unprecedented” humanitarian crisis that has forced 70,000 people from their homes in the past 2 months, CGTN Africa reports.

“You should quit! If you stay in this position, your life will be a misery.’” After menacing statements like this were unveiled in a damning report, top brass at Amnesty International have offered to resign.

An HIV-positive American and his physician partner have been accused of exposing the personal details of 14,200 HIV-positive people in Singapore, The Washington Post reports.