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.

Approaching the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) 2030 deadline, much can be learned from the experiences of the Millennium Village Project (MVP), writes its director Jeffrey D. Sachs. The MVP’s outcomes show that “a small amount of funding goes far” in alleviating the…

15 years of global efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria have seen their toll plummet. But rising drug resistance coupled with stagnant funding pose a real threat to these achievements, found a new report by Friends of the Global Fight.

Heavy rains catalyzed a massive garbage landslide in Mozambique’s capital that killed 16 people last week, revealing the precarious foundations of life around Maputo’s Hulele rubbish dump. Anticipating tragedy, local environmentalists have long campaigned for the dump—home…

There are no schools, jobs, or hospitals in Mahul, a former fishing village east of Mumbai. Sewage flows into the streets.  

New partnerships between The Global Fund and 3 private companies highlight the potential for health and wealth benefits to flow from the alliances, which were announced by the Fund at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In Panama, a vector technician named Orlando goes from house to house, street to street, gathering and tracking data about mosquito breeding sites and disease hot spots. It’s a difficult job. His success depends on his interpersonal skills, on earning the trust of…

Just in time for the World Economic Forum, new numbers from Oxfam highlight the ever-widening chasm between rich and poor, calling for mo

Rapid urbanization in Africa—without economic growth to match—funnels people into slums that trap them in poverty, reports Obi Anyadike. The urban poor across the continent, collected in cities set to grow from around 400 million to more than 1.26 billion in the next 2…