It’s not a surprise, but it’s worth calling out governments for failing to invest in water and sanitation systems. After all, 2.2 billion people lack “safely managed” water. The WHO makes an urgent call for funding in a new report released during a World Water Week…

Last week, a New York Times article made the case for medicine as a family-friendly profession, highlighting the lives of specialists who enjoy flexible working hours.  

200,000 Rohingya gathered peacefully yesterday to mark “Genocide Day,” 2 years after a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar (Burma) drove 740,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, Al Jazeera reports.   So far, repatriation offers have received no takers. At the rally, Rohingya…

Using consumer DNA testing, adults conceived through artificial insemination are tracing paternity back to the doctors that inseminated their mothers.  More than 20 “doctor daddy” cases worldwide illuminate what may have been a dubious trend in early fertility practices.…

Facing several years of stalled progress against malaria, WHO experts warned in a report today that new tools are needed before eradication can seriously be considered.

Migrants in custody at the US border do not receive the flu vaccine, and officials have no plan to change that, The Hill reports.   The policy was revealed after Harvard and Johns Hopkins doctors requested a congressional investigation into detention center conditions…

For 2 months now, Hong Kong’s streets have been aflood with protests, but there's at least 1 area where Hong Kong and mainland China are becoming more entwined: Senior care.   Hong Kongers are drawn to elder facilities on the mainland lured by more affordable care options.…

Winnie Byanyima will be the new executive director of UNAIDS, the agency announced yesterday.  

Recently, an African researcher I met expressed her frustration about how American “kids” with little or no experience come all the time to “advise” her government on what to do about health. I have seen this myself, but her rant really hit a nerve. For the want of a…

Bolstered by the #MeToo movement, sex ed in the US is shifting in red and blue states alike. In 2019, lawmakers (many of whom are women) have introduced 79 sex education bills across 32 states, many expanding the discussion around sexuality and de-emphasizing abstinence: