Plummeting traffic fatalities in the US obscure a gaping inequality: The most disadvantaged are more likely to die in car crashes than people who are well off.

Seeking to improve primary health care in low and middle-income countries, the Gates Foundation, World Bank and WHO announced a new partnership Saturday during a UN development meeting.

Among countries whose female community-health volunteers (FCHVs) are on the front lines of maternal and child health care, Nepal has “one of the biggest, longest running successful programs in the world,” according to Claire Glenton, senior scientist at the Norwegian…

As the Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Seattle, he’ll be meeting business leaders from the region—notably Bill Gates—who already have built strong global health connections to the People’s Republic. In addition to the Gates Foundation, which has made fighting diseases…

After 3 months working in one of the most beautiful and impoverished places in Guatemala, Grace Fletcher, an MPH candidate at Vanderbilt University and self-described “systems person,” is mulling over how messy and random global health delivery can be.

In the quest for universal health coverage, particularly in underserved communities in low- and middle- income countries, maximizing the impact of community-based practitioners is the way to go, asserts the WHO in an editorial. Research has shown how investment in these…

As Germany prepares for flu season, health officials across its 16 states are in close contact with federal health advisers on how to prevent a health crisis among their newest patients: around a million refugees. States must define their own health care rules for refugees…

While health hasn’t been the focus of the Iran nuclear deal, the accord could foster cooperation on humanitarian projects between Iran’s medical system and the West—with clear benefits to Iran and beyond. For example, sanctions have restricted access to medicines for…

If Kenya and other developing countries are to meet the SDGs of reducing maternal mortality and ending the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics by 2030, they need to shift investment away from diseases like HIV and towards strengthening health systems, experts say…

Many Cuban health care workers are stranded as they await US visas under a program enacted in 2006 to ease entry regulations for Cuban medical professionals sent overseas by their government. Several hundred Cuban health care workers who had been deployed on a mission to…