Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.

Underpaid doctors and dingy hospitals have created demand for better quality care in China’s health care system. The tech giant WeDoctor is looking to fill that gap by “unclogging bottlenecks in a Chinese health care market slated to hit 8 trillion yuan ($1.2 trillion) by…

The White House wants to slash the ranks of the uniformed public health corps by 40%—reducing the corps of 6500 doctors, nurses, engineers and others to 4000. The administration would replace members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps with civilians who…

The White House wants to slash the ranks of the uniformed public health corps by 40%—reducing the corps of 6500 doctors, nurses, engineers and others to 4000.  The administration would replace members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps with civilians who…

Spain’s opt-out system of presumed consent for organ donation is lauded for the country’s unrivaled organ donation rates. Other countries are quick idealize an opt-out transition to boost rates, but Spain’s infrastructure and culture are the much bigger determiners of its…

Celebrated surgeon and writer Atul Gawande has been tapped to lead a new initiative backed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to address pressing healthcare issues faced by the companies’ employees.   A surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and…

Disease data reporting has come a long way since 16th century London’s weekly Bills of Mortality. Now we have the WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, providing a common vocabulary to record and report causes of disease and…

Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is worsening amid paltry government response and ongoing denial: The Ministry of Health’s estimate of about 1 million people living with HIV minimizes expert assessments of closer to 2 million. Numbers aside, even the MoH admits that only a third…

A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…

Rural West Virginia has a severe shortage of dentists, and it shows. In 2014 and 2015 nearly half of counties had less than 6 practicing dentists; just ½ of adults statewide visited a dentist in 2014.  Offering incentives to send more dentists to rural America seems like…