Coca-Cola had the power to bury research it funded under an agreement with public universities in the US and Canada, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the Journal of Public Health Policy. The findings give credence to concerns the food industry is…

The number of people displaced within their own countries has reached a record high of 41.3 million worldwide, according to a report released yesterday by the Norwegian Refugee Council. That figure—which far exceeds the number of refugees—has risen by over a million since…

On April 19 in GHN’s home city of Baltimore, the first drone-delivered organ flew to the University of Maryland Medical Center and was successfully transplanted into a patient with renal failure. Drones are already used to deliver medical supplies and vaccines that require…

“The challenge is huge, it is existential, and there is very little time.” Another dire warning on climate change was handed down today, this time from Britain’s International Development Committee. A damning House of Commons report insists that climate change take center…

The intensity, duration and high stakes of medical training compounds the risk of sexual misconduct. Supervisors have massive sway over med students’ careers, and fear of retribution means many victims don’t file sexual harassment complaints. “Women have been frozen out by…

The end is nigh for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, and some 3,700 people are still dying on the world’s roads every day. While wealthy nations have made considerable progress, no low-income country saw a reduction in road traffic deaths from 2013-2016, notes a Lancet…

In 2010, Rwanda became the first African country to launch a national cervical cancer prevention program, forging an agreement with Merck to vaccinate girls against the human papillomavirus virus.   Hurdles and doubts abounded: HPV is sexually transmitted—yet talking about…

The pressure to excel in school affects students around the world—but for a new generation of ambitious girls in India the pressure is particularly acute. Good grades are “like hard currency for someone who’s poor,” said Safeena Husain. At the Skoll World Forum, the Educate…

The US Congress has repeatedly rejected Trump administration proposals to slash funding for foreign assistance, including global health. This year, the global health community is looking to Capitol Hill to again turn back deep funding cuts proposed for fiscal year 2020 and…

Dentist John Roger Lund’s patients trusted him when he recommended a root canal. Then another, and another. But when Brendon Zeidler took on Lund’s practice, he uncovered the alarming pattern of unnecessary dental work, including a “ludicrously high number of root canals,”…