Many governments count on preschool to provide the nurturing care disadvantaged children need for healthy development. But for too many children, particularly in low-resource countries, preschool is too late. That’s where healthcare workers—often the first and only…
When the G7 and heads of intergovernmental organizations come together today in the beautiful Charlevoix region of Quebec, there will be one goal in everyone’s mind: Build a more sustainable, equitable and secure world.
Over 60 bat-borne viruses, including Ebola, are known to infect humans, and researchers at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) are looking to uncover why bats can transmit these viruses without getting sick themselves.
The University of Otago issued a mea culpa after seizing 500 copies of a campus magazine with an 'objectionable' cover image of a menstruating cartoon character.
When global health leaders convene in Geneva next week for the 71st World Health Assembly, they’ll gather under one banner: universal health coverage.
NGOs charged with delivering the vast majority of health care services in war-torn South Sudan are overwhelmed with demand for even basic services. Amid the conflict, the looming rainy season makes it even harder for services and patients to connect, writes Stefanie Glinski.
Meeting the unmet need for contraception could reap huge economic rewards by 2030, according to an analysis of the potential benefits of reaching the FP2020 and SDG family planning targets. India could save $89.7 billion. Nigeria, $12.9 billion.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a challenge: "Reinvent the Toilet." Duke University researchers answered the call with a new system they’re testing out at a women's dormitory in Coimbatore, India.
After years of policies limiting births of girls and favoring sons, China and India face decades of work addressing the effects of their male-heavy generations. In those 2 countries, men outnumber women by 70 million—distorting the economy and paralleling an uptick in…
The smiling people on the project websites never tell the whole story—global health and development takes hard work, realistic goals, admitting to failure, and sticking around long enough to fix the problems, Jordan Levy told Unite for Sight attendees Saturday.