My favorite definition of mindfulness is “to pay attention with abiding faith in a loving universe,” from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates. Put more simply, mindfulness is a practice of first observing and then letting go of various thoughts and feelings. It takes…

Daw Ngwe Tein, above, is babysitting her 3-year-old grandchild, Blu Nay L'Paw, while Blu's mother works as a Medic in the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, Thailand. Pearl Gan, a Singaporean photographer, captured their images as part of a collaborative…

As the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s new president of Global Immunization, Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, the former US deputy assistant secretary for health, will lead the non-profit’s efforts to expand global vaccination during a time of great uncertainty for global health security…

The caseload for a midwife in the Kotido district of Karamoja, tucked in a remote part of north-eastern Uganda, strains belief: with just 18 midwives serving 9,600 mothers, according to district health officials, each midwife cares for at least 533 mothers a year. That’s…

In the final part of GHN’s Q&A with her, Sania Nishtar makes her closing argument for why she should be WHO’s next Director-General. Nishtar emphasizes her history working in Pakistan’s government as a federal health minister, her ability to “speak truth to power,” her…

Governed by member states with often differing views, WHO is still expected to lead on crucial matters of global health. For WHO Director-General, this necessitates a command of the art of politics.

What WHO most needs in its next Director-General is a “changemaker,” says Sania Nishtar, 1 of 3 finalists in the running to lead the WHO. in government, civil society and at WHO.

A focus on core priorities, a culture based on accountability and cost effectiveness, and a revamped funding process for WHO are some of the key changes Sania Nishtar says she would undertake if elected as Director-General of the WHO.

The next WHO Director-General needs be a changemaker, a campaigner who can meet with heads of state on critical health issues and persuade them to “get it done,” says Sania Nishtar, one of 3 finalists in the running to lead the organization.

Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren specializes in the psychological effects of climate change—and believes that mental health professionals—by the nature of their training—are uniquely positioned to reach people and bring about change. Van Susteren is part of the Climate…