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…

President Trump’s proposed budget unveiled yesterday signals a major change to government’s approach to environmental health. His recommended 30% cut to the US Environmental Protection Agency would mean the loss of 3,200 positions and dozens of programs. While the proposed…

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…

The recent surge of H7N9 avian flu cases in humans in China has caught the attention of global public health authorities. How significant of a concern is this particular outbreak? How likely is it that this virus will wreak global havoc? In this second part of the GHN…

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has a chance to save millions of children with an inexpensive grassroots community effort In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country beleaguered by years of civil war, official corruption and mismanagement, and…

Corporations appear willing to make strong, very public stands on controversial issues as never before – most visibly seen in the Super Bowl ads on equal pay, immigration and the environment. In other venues as well, many corporations are also confronting new government…

In Botswana, Malawi and Uganda alone, there are an estimated 11,000 new pediatric cancer cases each year. Currently, there are only 5 trained pediatric oncologists across those countries. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the mortality rate for pediatric cancer cases is estimated…

ATLANTA—Can climate change deniers and skeptics be converted? For beleaguered believers bent on trying, a communications panel at the Climate & Health Meeting here last Friday offered some concrete advice. First of all, panelists emphasized that solutions are out there…

ATLANTA – When the CDC canceled a planned Climate Change & Health conference—apparently seeking a low profile on the issue given the new administration in DC—civil society stepped up. Former Vice President Al Gore called former President Jimmy Carter, who offered to…