Brazil, one of the hardest-hit nations throughout much of the pandemic, has clocked more than 10 million cases and over 250,000 deaths—a death toll second only to the US.

Neglected tropical diseases—a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections affecting more than 1.7 billion people globally—have held back human progress for millennia, disabling, debilitating, and causing early death if left untreated. Yet NTDs struggle to attract…

As Brazil battles one of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks, it can be proud of progress tackling another deadly global public health challenge. Following 6 years of extraordinary efforts, Fortaleza has met a 2020 UN goal to reduce road traffic fatalities by 50%.

Last week, 73% of people in Argentina said they would definitely or probably choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it were offered to them. But that number doesn’t tell the whole story.

Across the US, the country with the most reported cases of COVID-19 in the world, an unfamiliar feeling is emerging: hope. Although catastrophic infection rates and death tolls continue, cautious optimism is growing as the country’s besieged health workers and others who…

Across the US, the country with the most reported cases of COVID-19 in the world, an unfamiliar feeling is emerging: hope. Although catastrophic infection rates and death tolls continue, cautious optimism is growing as the country’s besieged health workers and others who…

A year after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Wuhan, China, few countries have fully contained the disease. Those that have share few, if any, political similarities.

With a new president in the White House, many expect the US to reclaim its position as a leader in global health. But this begs an important question.  Should any one nation, especially from the Global North, presume to lead global health? 

The arrival of the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines brings hope to a battered, weary world that 2021 can be the beginning of the end of a devastating, still-raging pandemic. But while the fight against this terrible disease has showcased an impressive array of global health…

Editor’s Note: This is the first of an occasional GHN series examining the health challenges that the new Biden administration must confront in its first 100 days.   The incoming Biden administration promises a vigorous, across-the-board reboot of the failed US…