The WHO has ushered Traditional Chinese Medicine into the mainstream by listing the practice on its international roster of treatments, which sets the medical agenda for more than 100 countries. The move is “an egregious lapse in evidence-based thinking and practice,” say …

The UN needs to recognize that Venezuela is in the throes of a full-scale humanitarian emergency and lead the response, according to recommendations in a new report from Human Rights Watch.  

Water, sanitation and hygiene services are the most basic frontline tools in any health care facility—but a new WHO/UNICEF report finds that inadequate WASH facilities affect billions of people worldwide, potentially fueling the rise of deadly superbugs,

In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Uncorrected vision impairment takes an outsized toll on women in low- and middle-income countries. The hazards of traditional roles are part of the reason—such as hygiene risks of child care and open-flame cooking, which can lead to trachoma. 80% of cases of advanced…

The new World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate report warns that we’re running out of time: 

Africa’s population is among the fastest-growing and fastest-urbanizing in the world. More than half of the globe’s population growth from 2015-2050 is set to take place on the continent. And by 2050, city-dwellers will make up almost 60% of its population. How will global…

17 died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last February—but that was not the end. 2 survivors took their own lives in the last week, prompting activists to Tweet “17 + 2," The Washington Post reports.

The scourge of smallpox killed some 500 million people in the 19th and 20th centuries before being eradicated in 1980. While there’s plenty of the current vaccine to cover the US population, it poses complications to some groups, and debate has swirled over whether a…