Growing up in a rural area near Kisumu, Kenya, I never realized that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, was entirely preventable and treatable. It is a threat that my elders have never lived without—but my generation can end it.
The US COVID-19 death rate exceeds 18 other comparable countries, and the death rate from all causes in the US jumped sharply since the spring,
Extreme weather events and other disasters over the past 20 years have become more common and more costly, pushing millions of people toward “an uninhabitable hell.” according to
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over—but it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to the next one, and that means identifying the key errors of this one. According to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force, US and global leaders “provided the…
The UN World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for “its efforts to combat hunger … and prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict,” the Norwegian Nobel
Investing in mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day—held every year on October 10—speaks to the growing acknowledgment of a massive global need. While gaps in mental health care have been exacerbated by the isolation, anxiety, and service…
Scientists can bite their tongues no longer as the US hurtles toward a high-stakes elections during the worst public health crisis in a lifetime.
Every 16 seconds, a mother somewhere will experience the tragedy of stillbirth,
In a world of gloomy global health news, progress against the leading cause of contagious and irreversible blindness—trachoma—is heartening. The WHO has reported a remarkable 91% reduction in people at risk of contracting the neglected tropical disease since 2002.
Vaccine manufacturers need to provide at least 2 months of safety data before applying for emergency use authorization, according to new FDA guidelines released yesterday—making a COVID-19