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.

We are thrilled to congratulate Hikmet Ceyhun Göcenoğlu and Beth Ann Eanelli, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2019 contest.

CHICAGO - Patty Garcia dared to say the word.  “We have to talk about the C-word that nobody wants to talk about,” said Garcia, a professor at Cayetano Heredia University’s school of public health and former health minister of Peru.  Corruption. In a passionate keynote…

Diane Gashumba, Rwanda's Minister of Health, called on Africa's heads of state to increase domestic investments in universal health coverage, the Daily Trust reports.

With spring approaching, many students are considering summer global health opportunities. Before you sign up, here are 6 essential things to keep in mind to ensure your experience is safe and ethical. 1. If it looks like your destination has no health care system…

With an “almost obsessive focus on data,” a group mapping out an overhaul of Madagascar’s broken health system is hoping to avoid a common weakness of global health pilot projects: measuring impact. Tracking 860 indicators to reveal what works and what doesn’t, PIVOT wants…

In one hospital in Ghana, a head nurse was so accustomed to water scarcity that she stopped checking if the taps worked, Marisa Gallegos observed in her research for Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Despite persistent limitations to…

The World Food Programme is probing how “Super Cereal” porridge—a food aid staple for nursing mothers and children—turned up substandard.   While not unsafe to consume, a sample tested last June contained 27% less protein than required—losing its intended curative or…

Farming is the major source of income for young adults residing in sub-Saharan Africa. But for those living in the mycetoma belt, it’s also a curse—one that will continue to destroy lives until affected countries step up and prioritize mycetoma surveillance, management and…