VANCOUVER—Crowds sometimes thin by a conference’s closing plenary. Not so with Women Deliver 2019. The world’s biggest conference on gender equality closed with a bang yesterday, amid jubilant cheers, rousing performances, and ambitious pledges.

“It is not the time and place to be pessimistic,” says Jean Chrysostome Gody, director of the Central African Republic’s only pediatric hospital. His core contribution: As years of fighting left the country in tatters, Gody stayed behind and designed a program that just…

The case against a Chinese scientist’s “CRISPR twins” experiment has been laid out in Nature Medicine. He Jiankui attempted to engineer human embryos with a rare genetic variant known for protecting against HIV infection—but which also comes with a 21% higher mortality rate…

GHN is in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada to bring you news from the 2019 Women Deliver Conferencet

Each May, the World Health Assembly brings a whirlwind of global health debate and discussion to the UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva. Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council, was there again this year to advocate the organization’s…

Start the clock. After 24 hours, some 7,400 people will have been bitten by snakes, and 220 to 380 of them will die.  That means 81,000 to 138,000 deaths every year. And 400,000 serious injuries such as amputations. But those are just estimates. No one knows how many…

1.3 million Venezuelans arrived in Colombia in less than 18 months. More than 1 million have passed through Ecuador and 250,000 remain. And 3.6 million people have fled Syria to Turkey. With more than 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and 258…

They came with stories. There was a video of a Ghanaian man suffering from a psychosis. His family had put his foot through a hole in a log and secured it there with nails. He stayed attached to the log for 2 years. Another video captured a Peruvian man’s spiral into…

Dozens of member states pledged continued support for the global effort to eradicate polio during a #WHA72 committee meeting on Thursday morning.  But one mattered more than most: Pakistan.

The World Health Assembly—WHO’s supreme decision-making, policy-setting gabfest—is underway, and GHN is on the ground in Geneva. Follow the latest important (and not-so-important but fun) news from at #WHA72 here.