Before Hannah McNeish began her research on hemophilia care in Kenya, she expected to write a medical story. Factor concentrates—the medications used to treat the blood disorder—were an important part of the story, but she found much more. 

MURANGA, KENYA – Jane Mugasha only learned about hemophilia 8 years ago after nearly losing a patient who had come to her hospital for a routine circumcision. “When we tried to dress the wound, the boy would keep on bleeding and bleeding and we did not know what to do,”…

NAIROBI, KENYA – After months of traversing Kenya on buses to get a bruised and constantly bleeding baby to the country’s best hospitals, and after lost tests, delayed results, and wrong diagnoses, Maureen Miruka finally learned in 2001 that her son had hemophilia.

MURANGA, KENYA — Peter Muchoki spent much of his childhood lonely. He wondered why he was different from the other children. He prayed that he and his brother would be cured of what they called their curse.

Intro to the Series An estimated 1 in 10,000 people are born with hemophilia, a blood disorder caused by a lack of proteins needed to stop bleeding. While those in developed countries have access to treatment that allows them to lead normal lives, that is not the case for…

WASHINGTON, DC—The day that Christy Turlington Burns became a mother is the day she became a maternal health advocate, she shared at a recent gathering of public health advocates.

Mexico City’s Pedregales neighborhood sits atop a natural spring—but when residents try to turn on their taps, they run dry.   Water shortages are common across the city; 70% of residents only have 12 hours of water a day. But Pedregales residents believe that their water…

Former US President George H.W. Bush died Friday at the age of 94, prompting obits noting the demise of a bygone era in American politics.  

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Ilona Kickbusch and Andrew Cassels take stock of the past 2 decades of global health disruptors. This era has brought an understanding that global governance is rooted in “interconnected…

Struggling to survive Afghanistan’s worst drought in decades, families are leaving their homes and losing their livelihoods—pushing some to marry off their children in exchange for dowries.   "Children are becoming the collateral,” UNICEF spokesperson Alison Parker told…