An Ebola outbreak rages. Prices of medicines and vaccines continue to climb skyward. Health care costs force 100 million people into extreme poverty. The globe’s preeminent health organization has been massively reorganized—and needs a new budget. Delegates to the 72nd…

The world’s next pandemic is “a matter of when, not if.” To build a better-coordinated response that minimizes impact, leaders should craft operational, strategic and policy choices informed by lessons learned from the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak.   CDG fellow Jeremy Konyndyk’…

The demand for global health opportunities for medical students is growing fast, but up to 40% of med students are dissatisfied with their global health education. Global health sabbaticals for faculty can help create fruitful experiences for students, and home and host…

Global defeat of polio is within reach—but 2 formidable obstacles, violence and misinformation, stand in the way.   In Pakistan, hardline Islamist forces fueled recent violence—including arson of a health facility and the murder of 2 police guards—and spread rumors that the…

Brand new mothers asked to donate their birth tissue likely assumed—or were told—that it would go to a worthy medical cause.   But some donations ended up in the hands of profit-hungry commercial amniotic stem cell manufacturers.

Coca-Cola had the power to bury research it funded under an agreement with public universities in the US and Canada, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the Journal of Public Health Policy. The findings give credence to concerns the food industry is…

The number of people displaced within their own countries has reached a record high of 41.3 million worldwide, according to a report released yesterday by the Norwegian Refugee Council. That figure—which far exceeds the number of refugees—has risen by over a million since…

On April 19 in GHN’s home city of Baltimore, the first drone-delivered organ flew to the University of Maryland Medical Center and was successfully transplanted into a patient with renal failure. Drones are already used to deliver medical supplies and vaccines that require…

“The challenge is huge, it is existential, and there is very little time.” Another dire warning on climate change was handed down today, this time from Britain’s International Development Committee. A damning House of Commons report insists that climate change take center…

The intensity, duration and high stakes of medical training compounds the risk of sexual misconduct. Supervisors have massive sway over med students’ careers, and fear of retribution means many victims don’t file sexual harassment complaints. “Women have been frozen out by…