Swiss pediatrician Beat Richner, beloved by many in Cambodia for his devotion to treating the country’s poorest children, died September 9.   In 1992, he traveled to war-ravaged Cambodia and took over a Phnom Penh pediatric hospital that became known as the Angel Hospital.…

While they come with risks, unapproved treatments can be a game-changer for patients who’ve exhausted other options. But there’s a striking racial disparity among participants in drug trials. Black patients made up less than 5% of participants in trials for 24 of the 31…

Cities’ shape-shifting nature means businesses are constantly coming and going—leaving behind hundreds of millions of pounds of hazardous waste. Regulators seldom deploy historical data on the leftover waste. But in the new book Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in…

Next week is a big one for global health: The 73rd UN General Assembly has begun and shifts into high gear on Monday. Global Goals Week starts tomorrow.

Youth: They’re the first to download, update, plug in, take risks and embrace new technologies. They’re sharing their dissatisfaction with the status quo, and their visions for a healthier future (think #MeToo and #NeverAgain), write Jessica Renzella and Lucy Richards of…

Youth is an attitude, not a number. It is fundamentally a growth mindset that global health leaders of all ages should embrace to imagine and deliver innovative solutions to our field’s complex challenges.

Sweat poured down Fenol’s body as he writhed in pain on a stretcher in a southern Haiti emergency room. Two days earlier, a motorcycle crash caused massive trauma to his abdomen. His internal injuries had precipitated multi-organ failure and shock, and he had lost precious…

As the obesity crisis expands worldwide, palm oil—which contains 50% saturated fat—is leading the charge of unhealthy, cheap calories in developing countries.   Palm oil production grew more than 12X globally from 1980-2015. The same way corn overproduction gave way to…

Found a great deal on a bike helmet online? Chances are good it’s a fake. Fake helmets cheaply distributed via e-commerce sites can’t protect you from the kinds of catastrophic accidents that lead to skull fracture, brain damage or death. They sometimes appear flimsier but…

The world’s population is growing the fastest in the world’s poorest countries, threatening decades of progress fighting poverty and disease, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeeper’s report that is coming out today.