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,…

After admitting to rigging admissions to ensure more men became doctors, Tokyo Medical University will accept dozens of women whose test scores were marked down to limit the intake of female students. The practice took place for more than a decade, intended to curb women’s…

When representatives of UN Member States gathered last week in Astana, Kazakhstan, the past and future were very much on their minds. 

NUNAVUT—89-year-old Eenoapit Sageatook remembers starting her days with a breakfast of Canada goose or duck eggs and later filling up on cooked or raw meat.

Countries convened in Astana, Kazakhstan today vowed to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage.  

The cost of menstrual products keeps scores of girls out of school during their periods. 1 in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss class—sometimes dozens of days—as a result. Many rely on homemade pads made of rags, which can cause infection. But since 2009, from small…

40 years on from the Alma Ata declaration, world leaders are heading to Kazakhstan this week for the WHO’s Global Conference on Primary Health Care.

Sitting in a large auditorium, my eyes scanned across the 300 or so highly respected cardiothoracic surgeons who came from all over Japan. Many were dozing or fast asleep. All but 5 or 6 of the surgeons were men. The gender imbalance shocked me. It shouldn’t have.