Intro to the Series An estimated 1 in 10,000 people are born with hemophilia, a blood disorder caused by a lack of proteins needed to stop bleeding. While those in developed countries have access to treatment that allows them to lead normal lives, that is not the case for…

WASHINGTON, DC—The day that Christy Turlington Burns became a mother is the day she became a maternal health advocate, she shared at a recent gathering of public health advocates.

Mexico City’s Pedregales neighborhood sits atop a natural spring—but when residents try to turn on their taps, they run dry.   Water shortages are common across the city; 70% of residents only have 12 hours of water a day. But Pedregales residents believe that their water…

Former US President George H.W. Bush died Friday at the age of 94, prompting obits noting the demise of a bygone era in American politics.  

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Ilona Kickbusch and Andrew Cassels take stock of the past 2 decades of global health disruptors. This era has brought an understanding that global governance is rooted in “interconnected…

Struggling to survive Afghanistan’s worst drought in decades, families are leaving their homes and losing their livelihoods—pushing some to marry off their children in exchange for dowries.   "Children are becoming the collateral,” UNICEF spokesperson Alison Parker told…

At Florida’s Latitude Margaritaville—a “55 and better” community—retirees are finding a new kind of paradise in downsized housing. How to house and care for a fast-growing aging population that will enjoy better health into later decades of life is a critical concern. In…

It’s an improbable global health success story: “If you were going to try to stamp out a lethal disease, you wouldn’t want to be doing it here,” writes Sarah Boseley.   But that' s exactly what is happening in an effort by Congolese doctors to fight sleeping sickness.in the…

Today, the WHO launches a new, country-led initiative designed to tackle stagnant progress against malaria and re-focus efforts “where it counts most – at local level,” says WHO chief Tedros.   For the second year running the WHO saw a plateau in progress against malaria,…

After 50 years of publishing, the CDC has made its first retraction, replacing a 2016 study tracking suicide risk by occupation, Retraction Watch reports.