At least 717 pilgrims from around the world tragically lost their lives yesterday, and 863 were injured, in a crush outside Mecca. The pilgrims were on their way to perform the "stoning of the devil" ritual at Jamarat. Saudi King Salman ordered a review of Haj plans after…

China is still digging out from the Tianjin port explosions, and the media is digging into the disaster—with little success. Despite daily press conferences from the government, which has pledged to be transparent, officials are answering few questions about the cause or…

Post-Ebola, the world is no better prepared for a mass disease outbreak than it was a year ago. That is MSF’s message for the G7 world leaders set to convene in a Bavarian retreat this weekend.

Bread distribution inside Syria: Loaves of bread are delivered to Syrians in Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, Homs and refugee camps on the Turkish border.

With more than 14,500 people injured in Nepal’s April 25th earthquake, hospitals are drafting gynecologists, burns specialists and others to set the huge numbers of broken bones. “Crush injuries” from the quake have overwhelmed medical facilities and people are still being…

In Sindhupalchowk, about 20 miles northeast of Nepal’s capital, the remnants of brick and cement houses, now mounds of rubble, dot the dirt road. Local springs were damaged in the quake, and fresh water has run out.

KATHMANDU – Just outside Nepal’s capital, in the ornate temple town of Bhaktapur, residents line up to be sprayed head to toe with disinfectant they believe will save them from the onslaught of disease.

Saturday's devastating earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and injured thousands, and the death toll could rise to 10,000, The Guardian reports. 

By Sarah Tanvir, MBBS, MPH Pakistan There are no words to express the sorrow at loss of lives in an earthquake. A system should be created so that at times of such catastrophes all public health specialists can unite at one platform and use all their abilities to…

The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 3,600 with many more feared dead as authorities still can’t reach remote villages near the quake’s epicenter, The Guardian reports.