Ready for the Olympics’ opening ceremonies tonight? The pageantry! The sacrifice of 100 oxen! The chariot races! The public whipping of cheaters! The nude athletes probing the entrails of sacrificed animals for hints of victory! —Er, you won’t see much of that tonight…

Organizations in LMICs working to improve child survival can apply for a $1 million Save the Children/GSK award. This year’s theme: hardest-to-reach communities Deadline: Submit online by midnight (GMT) September 7, 2016 More information

If you’re looking for new opportunities in the global health field, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) has some tips on polishing your CV. Their step-by-step guide suggests credential-boosting courses and professional networks to help you get more…

Who is to blame when a US-trained surgeon from Nigeria decides to stay put rather than return to help Nigerians? In the July issue of AMA Journal of Ethics, 3 physicians explore the ethical issues surrounding medical “brain drain.” The authors, calling this a social…

Meet Graham, a hypothetical human, designed to draw attention to road safety. Created through a partnership between Australia’s Transport Accident Commission, a trauma surgeon, and a sculptor, Graham has a body built to survive a crash—extra-thick ribs with airbag-like…

By Jessica Taaffe I remember my first International AIDS Conference well.  It was 2010, and I attended the conference in Vienna to present a poster on my PhD thesis work. Walking through the conference one day, I came upon a group of activists loudly protesting for better…

I missed an unparalleled opportunity yesterday in Linthicum, Maryland: The opening of the 2015 Urologic History Exhibit:  Extreme Urology – Practice on the Edge. These are not your grandfathers’ urologists (or maybe they are). In any case, they admirably embraced the…

You have 1 month left to enter the Global Health Film Festival, set for London this November 11-12. The Festival, which screens documentaries on critical issues in global health, is held by Global Health Film initiative (GHFi), a partnership between the Royal Society…

  The global health community’s focus will shift to Durban, South Africa next week as an estimated 18,000 delegates pour into the Durban International Conference Centre for the International AIDS Conference. Before International AIDS Society President Chris Beyrer departed…

Health care is supposed to be free in Zimbabwe, but the system is collapsing as the country sinks deeper into economic crisis. People are forced to pay for their own care, and nearly 2/3rds go without treatment because they can’t afford to pay or can’t withdraw sufficient…