MURANGA, KENYA – Jane Mugasha only learned about hemophilia 8 years ago after nearly losing a patient who had come to her hospital for a routine circumcision. “When we tried to dress the wound, the boy would keep on bleeding and bleeding and we did not know what to do,”…

Countries’ health systems differ widely, but they are united by the same backbone: primary health care (PHC), which serves as a key gateway to universal health care (UHC). A new report from the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative examines how 5 nations—Argentina,…

NAIROBI, KENYA – After months of traversing Kenya on buses to get a bruised and constantly bleeding baby to the country’s best hospitals, and after lost tests, delayed results, and wrong diagnoses, Maureen Miruka finally learned in 2001 that her son had hemophilia.

Kenya is rolling out universal health coverage in 4 counties as part of a pilot program ahead of the goal of total coverage by 2022. County selection was needs-based: Machakos county, for example, has the highest number of road accidents in Kenya while the more sparsely…

Why do patients drop out of HIV treatment services in Zambia? Using their own words, and those of health workers, aidsmap lays out 10 reasons, as revealed by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia. The investigation, published in BMJ Global Health, found that…

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.

South Asia is a dynamic, fast growing region home to almost a quarter of the world’s population—and a complex health landscape. Bringing together authors from 5 South Asian countries, a new collection of BMJ articles takes the temperature on the region’s health landscape—…

Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

A new global burden of pneumonia analysis shows some marked progress—pneumonia incidence in under-5s fell 30% from 2000-2015. The number of deaths among young children almost halved, and almost half of deaths occurred in just 5 countries. And a 187% jump in hospital…

Western countries pluck many of Nigeria’s best doctors for plum jobs, leaving retired nurses, community health workers, and newly graduated doctors do the heavy lifting in public hospitals.   African countries have spent $4.6 billion to educate doctors hired by the UK, US,…