No African country is on course to meet the UN’s 2030 deadline for ending malnutrition, found a robust study that sheds new light onto variations within countries.

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…

Adding to horrific rapes and killings against Rohingya Muslims, Burma’s military has weaponized food—enforcing crippling curfews, closing off access to diet staples like rice, and restricting food aid and trade.

After facing famine last year, South Sudan’s hunger crisis is set to worsen this year as the dry season looms.Currently 4.8 million South Sudanese are severely food insecure; that number is expected to climb to 5.1 million in 2018.

Looking into their crystal balls to find out what’s in store for 2018, public health experts found a mixed bag.

Economic free-fall and a shambolic health system have Venezuelans fleeing the country in droves —100,000 applied for asylum worldwide from January 2014-October 2017.For HIV/AIDS patients, spiraling costs and scarce supplies put life-saving medical treatments out of reach.…

Without mentioning President Trump’s button-boasting Tweet and heightened fears of nuclear war with North Korea, the US CDC announced an upcoming grand rounds session on

Venezuela’s economic collapse has led to a scourge of malnutrition that has killed scores of children, concealed by a “near-total blackout of health statistics.”The New York Times’ 5-month probe into 21 public hospitals found 2,800 child malnutrition cases in the last year…

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women and girls detailed horrific “sweeping and methodical” rape at the hands of Burma’s security forces.Aung San Suu Kyi’s government denies accounts of rape; an internal military investigation last month concluded such assaults never took place.

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…