Brazil is ushering in a public health catastrophe, researchers warn in a letter calling out a disastrous plan for “health reform” in the country already embroiled in political and economic crises.

The battle for Mosul ended a year ago, but people are returning by the thousands—and finding a healthcare system in ruins, Médecins Sans Frontières reports.   For a population of 1.8 million people, there are still less than 1,000 hospital beds—half the minimum standard for…

One key group has been left out of most efforts to track attacks on healthcare: those training to be doctors.  

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…