War in Yemen has driven the health system to the edge of collapse, depriving millions of urgent medical care. The threat of disease outbreaks, like polio and measles, looms large, as vaccines, medicines and supplies, are running low, doctors and international aid…

A Lancet Global Health epidemiological review found that approximately 65,000 cases per year of yaws occurred in 13 endemic countries between 1990 and 2014. Almost 85% of all infections occurred in Ghana, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. The disease causes highly…

What’s it like in the neurosurgical unit at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda? Difficult, according to a Duke Global Health Institute student evaluating the neuro program.  The ward at the nation’s only national referral hospital was built for 18 patients but frequently…

Geography shapes destiny—at least when it comes to income mobility, according to a new study by Harvard economists. Not surprisingly, Baltimore—which ranks 15th out of 2,478 counties nationally—is among the worst in helping poor children up the income ladder.

Medical and health professionals have been appealing to Japan’s leadership to reinstate a proactive recommendation of the HPV vaccination. Since its suspension in June 2013, uptake declined from nearly 80% to under 5%.

With the death toll rising, and extent of devastation from last weekend’s 7.8 magnitude quake crystallizes, logistic bottlenecks and poor infrastructure impede the delivery of aid, especially in remote areas. The Numbers:

Health in Prisons is a one-week course offered by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Among all maternal morbidities, obstetric fistula is one of the most devastating, write reproductive health experts in a Lancet commentary. The researchers call for more reliable data on its prevalence to boost prevention efforts in low-income countries. Caused by injury…

A month after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, its shattered health system is struggling to cope with a lack of food and safe water and growing disease outbreaks in affected communities. Reports of acute diarrhea in children and respiratory illnesses are on the rise, and health…

With lung, bowel and breast cancer rates surging in China, “cancer hotels” have sprouted up in big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. They’re part of an ad hoc response to what medical experts say is a growing health crisis challenging an unprepared medical system.