VANCOUVER—The number one killer of women during childbirth is severe postpartum hemorrhage—capable of killing an otherwise healthy woman in less than 2 hours if she does not receive care. That gives health care workers precious little time to act—and in low-resource…

This is Part I of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda MustardRead Part II, Mothers Coping with Prolonged, Complicated Grief, here.  

VANCOUVER—Women Deliver got underway today amid a sobering backdrop: The release of the findings of the Canadian government’s 3-year inquiry into the country’s missing and murdered indigenous women.

The encouraging news is that even as global population and vehicles on the roads are increasing, road traffic fatalities are leveling off.

GHN is in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada to bring you news from the 2019 Women Deliver Conferencet

Each May, the World Health Assembly brings a whirlwind of global health debate and discussion to the UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva. Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council, was there again this year to advocate the organization’s…

Start the clock. After 24 hours, some 7,400 people will have been bitten by snakes, and 220 to 380 of them will die.  That means 81,000 to 138,000 deaths every year. And 400,000 serious injuries such as amputations. But those are just estimates. No one knows how many…

1.3 million Venezuelans arrived in Colombia in less than 18 months. More than 1 million have passed through Ecuador and 250,000 remain. And 3.6 million people have fled Syria to Turkey. With more than 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and 258…

Dozens of member states pledged continued support for the global effort to eradicate polio during a #WHA72 committee meeting on Thursday morning.  But one mattered more than most: Pakistan.

It wasn’t so much the message as the messenger.  “Vaccines are some of the most thoroughly tested medical products we have. Vaccines are safe, effective, and lifesaving.” No one in Salle XXIII at the World Health Assembly on Tuesday afternoon was expecting anything…