When debt mounted to over $1 million at the 15-bed Fairfax Community Hospital in Oklahoma, the local mainstay managed to stay open because staff—many who were born or gave birth there—worked for free. They narrowly averted the fate of over 100 rural hospitals that have…

Scores of Indian families are imprisoned by medical debt after falling victim to hysterectomy scams, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation. Unscrupulous doctors prey on women seeking solutions to minor ailments like abnormal bleeding or painful periods. …

It’s still poorly understood how Nipah virus slipped from Malaysia to Bangladesh, where it has caused near-annual outbreaks since 2001, and to India in 2018.  

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…

GHN lives to highlight the critical health stories in the news—so we’re thrilled to be at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference happening now in Baltimore.

What’s a better use of development funds: services—or cash? As India considers a universal basic income, a survey in rural Bihar found an overwhelming preference for investment in services like public health and infrastructure. Just 13% of respondents preferred cash to…

For expensive medications, pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts are a “middleman” intended to ensure that patients will benefit from prescribed meds. PBMs work supposedly to negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurance plans. But, according to many, PBMs are…

In 2016, roughly $3.7 billion was spent sending medical missions to sites across the globe. But the fly-in model is being dropped in favor of more sustainable options. "There are a lot of concerns about what happens when these missions leave” and that “the care they're…

The good news is that tuberculosis deaths are declining steadily. The bad news is that we are wildly off track to meet the bold targets set for controlling the world’s #1 lethal infectious disease.