Soon after the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Pakistan, in March, 2020, the government shut down all non-essential services, including outpatient care for an array of diseases not requiring emergency treatment. As a result, Médecins Sans Frontières was forced to…

Evidence from past health emergencies sparked fears that COVID-19 would disrupt access to contraception, especially for women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa—but data collected in 4 countries yielded had some surprising findings.

A newborn’s cries break the expectant stillness of the delivery room. Beaming beneath her surgical mask, midwife Kimberly Moorhouse lifts the baby to the new mother’s glistening face as the sun begins to crest over the Inukjuak midwifery center in Nunavik, a remote region…

Do you know an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special notice? The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are pleased to announce the…

COVID-19 has “exposed some things that are unsightly about us as a society”—including selfishness and an unwillingness “to sacrifice personal privilege for communal safety,” said Pastor Howard-John Wesley, DMin, of Alexandria, Virginia’s Alfred Street Baptist Church at…

Picture 2 scenarios. You’re a health care worker dealing with the uncertainties of effective treatment protocols early in the pandemic. You prescribe antibiotics for a patient with COVID-19 to treat a possible co-infection or secondary infection, although you’re not sure…

Health care workers have already endured at least 695 attacks so far in 2021, a year marked by a rise in complex humanitarian emergencies. Myanmar alone has seen 260 attacks. Afghanistan and Central African Republic have seen over 42 and 81 attacks, respectively. The list…

In an era rife with challenges, there’s still “an abundance of good things” happening—with some caveats, NIH chief Francis Collins said yesterday in a virtual conversation with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Kelly Henning about the key issues facing the US in this next phase of…

60% of the 55 million families affected by Alzheimer’s globally live in low- and middle-income countries—yet the vast majority of genetic research on the disease has been limited to westerners.

When Serbian forces bombed Sarajevo, Bosnia on May, 26, 1992, the pediatric hospital came under direct attack. Nurses scrambled to save 17 premature babies—carrying 2 or 3 apiece to the basement while bullets and shells rained down. 9 of the babies died.