Tewodros Tefera—a surgeon and father—is one of 60,000+ people who have fled ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.   Since entering Sudan, he has worked nonstop treating patients with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society—without running water or electricity.   Fresh from…

Nearly 700 health workers were killed and thousands more were attacked between 2016 and 2020, according to a Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition report released this morning.    COVID-19 Connection: Most attacks occurred in conflict zones, but the pandemic led to…

As India reels from its horrific COVID-19 storm, people are dying in hospital car parks and trainee doctors and nurses are abandoning exams for the  frontlines,

Yesterday’s conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd delivered justice and a measure of relief for many.  But Black Americans who witness such violence through the news and social media endure lingering mental health…

The growing spread of variants—like the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant first found in the UK that is now dominant in the US,

In Tigray, sexual violence has become a key weapon in the civil war that began in November in the mountainous region of northern Ethiopia.  

The “vast majority” of the nearly 550,000 US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented with swifter intervention early in the pandemic, according Deborah Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator at that time.  

The Tuskegee syphilis study—which deceived Black men into thinking they were being treated for “bad blood” when they really had untreated syphilis—is a ubiquitous part of the public narrative around minorities’ mistrust of the medical establishment.  

The US has endured a week of mass shootings from the March 16 shooting of 8 people in 3 Atlanta spas to yesterday’s Boulder, Colorado attack that left 10 people dead in a supermarket, 

Black citizens of Seminole Nation are being denied COVID-19 vaccines, pandemic financial relief, and other services—underscoring a long-standing tension between tribal governments and citizens descended from slaves.