The practice of giving prelacteal and early newborn ritual foods, common to populations across much of South Asia, parts of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, is not benign, and has serious implications for the immediate initiation of breastfeeding, concludes a…

“Good intentions are not good enough:” was the key message that resonated at the WHO Global Meeting of Emergency Medical Teams in Hong Kong in late 2016. Unlike other medical disciplines, charity, rather than results, traditionally drives disaster response, with teams…

Intrigued by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 2016 Annual Meeting Travel Awardees, we reached out to some of them for a special Q&A series.

City of Thorns

Readers’ Choice 100 Objects To mark the centennial of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, we traced the development of public health through our 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health series. The project highlights…

From our World Health Assembly coverage to our Untold Global Health Stories of 2016 series on Konzo, it's been a busy year for GHN exclusives. Here's a sampling of our top 10, featuring some of our most intriguing commentaries and interviews. Bitter Harvest:…

We recognized some of the phenomenal reporting we found over 2016, and the expert journalists behind the stories. In case you missed them the first time, here's a second chance to catch some great reads. HUMAN RIGHTS Death in Manila It’s…

Health and Humanity: A History of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1935-1985 by Karen Kruse Thomas chronicles the development of public health at Johns Hopkins, set in the context of mid-20th century public health education, research and policy…

In the fight to eliminate AIDS in children by 2020, Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, says continued, targeted global efforts are key. Between 2009 and 2015, the UN-led Global Plan cut new infections in children born to HIV-…

Of the 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV, 1.8 million are children. While the US and other developing nations have virtually eliminated transmission of the disease from mother to child, middle- and low-income countries around the world have a long way to go to…