Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation over the next decade would pay more than “triple dividends” worth $7.1 trillion, according to an analysis by the Global Commission on Adaptation, published ahead of the UN Climate Summit set for later this month,

Europe has a health equity problem: Women in the most disadvantaged groups can expect to live 7 fewer years than their advantaged peers. For men, the gap is up to 15 years. And things are not getting better: Health inequities have persisted or gotten worse in many of the 53…

Although Germany only published its first global health strategy in 2013, it has rapidly accelerated its pace in the field—like a new Porsche on the Autobahn.

David Sanders, a renowned physician and public health researcher and supporter of rights-based health care, died on August 30.   Sanders, who saw socialist democracy as a path to a fairer, healthier world, passionately supported the fight for health rights in Zimbabwe, the…

Poverty is pushing people deeper into DRC’s jungles in the quest for food, upping encounters with poisonous snakes that call the region home.   In another cruel twist, the remoteness of the equatorial forest renders medical intervention with anti-venoms nearly impossible—…

Wiping out malaria by 2050 is a lofty—but achievable—goal, according to a landmark report published yesterday by The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication.  

One of the many horrors inflicted on the Rohingya people by soldiers from Burma (Myanmar) isn’t talked about: Male rape. Widespread sexual violence against women and girls has been documented in the genocide that drove more than 700,000 Rohingya from the country beginning…

Five years into a conflict that has left 80% of Yemen’s population in need of humanitarian aid, the UN has issued a broad and scathing report detailing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by all sides in the conflict.

Marechal Rondon, a favela in Salvador, Brazil, isn’t an easy place to live. Its 20,000 residents struggle with poverty, poor sanitation, rats, and drug gangs.  Working with local people, the international Urban Health Programme is mapping the scale—and locations—of the…

Philippines villagers have deployed toads and mosquitofish to root out the larvae of Aedes mosquitoes behind the country’s deadly dengue epidemic that's caused 900 deaths and 209,000 cases this year.   The toads and fish face a formidable foe. “These mosquitoes are…