One of Malawi’s first female engineering graduates, Mercy Masoo, now WaterAid Malawi’s country director, chose an unusual career path for women in Malawi at the time. She entered the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) field at a time when few women in her country had…

The World Food Programme has teamed up with the celeb-favorite luxury brand Balenciaga on a fashion line.   Among the items: a $790 hoodie, a fanny pack and t-shirts emblazoned with the WFP logo. With 10% of sales going to the WFP,  the collab won’t overflow the WFP’s…

When 45-year-old Rena Fleury collapsed at her son’s football game, no less than 4 people called 911. 2 defibrillators were on hand. But she died anyway.   911 operators hadn’t recognized Fleury’s cardiac arrest and didn’t give the callers CPR instructions. With cardiac…

This is Part II of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda Mustard.

The numbers are stunning: Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of 4 sexually transmitted infections, according to a new WHO report. The STIs studied were: chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis.  

VANCOUVER—Crowds sometimes thin by a conference’s closing plenary. Not so with Women Deliver 2019. The world’s biggest conference on gender equality closed with a bang yesterday, amid jubilant cheers, rousing performances, and ambitious pledges.

After a storied 6-decade career, Henry T. Lynch—“the father of cancer genetics”—died Sunday in Nebraska at the age of 91. Known in his Navy days as “Hammerin’ Hank,” Lynch was convinced about the heredity of cancer at a time when most scientists blamed it on environmental…

VANCOUVER—The number one killer of women during childbirth is severe postpartum hemorrhage—capable of killing an otherwise healthy woman in less than 2 hours if she does not receive care. That gives health care workers precious little time to act—and in low-resource…

This is Part I of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda MustardRead Part II, Mothers Coping with Prolonged, Complicated Grief, here.  

VANCOUVER—“The first Women Deliver conference was about women delivering babies … now we deliver so much more,” Melinda Gates said yesterday at #WD2019, adding, “I think what we’re really delivering is change.”   Signs of positive disruption are all around. Conference-goers…