Do you know an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special notice? 

In September 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control faced an outbreak of monkeypox—a disease unseen in our country for nearly 40 years. The skin rashes, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms of this “cousin to smallpox” caused great concern in communities. Misleading…

More than 220 million people worldwide suffer from schistosomiasis, and the infection is well known in the global health community.

By Inon Schenker & Emma Brofsky “Poop” is not something we like to talk about publicly much less smell or see.

In the last 2 decades, more than 30 countries moved from low-income to middle-income status, a billion people were lifted out of poverty, and there were major reductions in maternal and child mortality globally. Despite this progress, middle-income countries, where over 70…

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When an outbreak hits, how do we immediately get a Ministry of Health representative, an animal health specialist, a communications expert and a laboratory sample transporter on the same page?  The answer isn’t flashy or particularly exciting, but it is crucial: program…

One of Malawi’s first female engineering graduates, Mercy Masoo, now WaterAid Malawi’s country director, chose an unusual career path for women in Malawi at the time. She entered the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) field at a time when few women in her country had…

This is Part II of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda Mustard.

VANCOUVER—Crowds sometimes thin by a conference’s closing plenary. Not so with Women Deliver 2019. The world’s biggest conference on gender equality closed with a bang yesterday, amid jubilant cheers, rousing performances, and ambitious pledges.