Many delegates will trickle into Kigali, Rwanda this weekend for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning with little fanfare—but the youth are already starting to steal the show, with a virtual youth relay that started in Mombasa, Kenya earlier this week.

In 2011, Rwanda became one of the first African countries to establish a palliative care mandate. Prior to that, in 2009, Kigali’s Kibagabaga Hospital launched one of the first palliative care programs under then-director Christian Ntizimira. Ntizimira discusses in a Q&…

Wildfires, even those stoked by climate change, are natural phenomena. “What turns them into disaster,” says Ian Davies of the University of Washington, “are the social and political factors.”

Before antibiotics became widespread in the 1950s, the go-to treatment for tuberculosis was a healthy dose of isolation, fresh air and sunshine.   This protocol gave way to purpose-built sanatoria designed to minimize the spread of germs. Their design hallmarks, like flat…

Germany’s widespread drought is causing chaos for the country’s shipping and agricultural industries. This year, some areas saw their warmest-ever summer and lowest-ever rainfall this year, and the country's grain harvest is expected to plummet by over 10 million tons below…

The scourge of yellow fever that hit New Orleans from 1817-1905 brought a gruesome death to untold numbers in the city. Among survivors, a social hierarchy formed that favored the immune, and mythologized the disease to justify slavery. To avoid social purgatory, people…

Amal Hussain, an emaciated Yemeni girl whose image quickly became a symbol of Yemen’s humanitarian disaster, has died, The New York Times reported.   Just 7 years old, she was one of 1.8 million severely malnourished children in Yemen. 3 years ago, her family was driven…

Venezuela’s social and economic collapse has reached well beyond its borders. Migrants take once-eliminated diseases with them, exposing holes in other countries’ public health programs. Once a pioneer against malaria, Venezuela has seen its cases triple in 3 years. And…

HOUSTON – Eric Boerwinkle isn’t your typical public health school dean. He manages six campuses as dean and M. David Low Chair in Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The main campus in Houston is a…

NUNAVUT—89-year-old Eenoapit Sageatook remembers starting her days with a breakfast of Canada goose or duck eggs and later filling up on cooked or raw meat.