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…

In the US, rural hospitals are disappearing—83 of 2,375 have closed since 2010. Desperate to stay afloat, some are enticed by outside buyers promising to save the day with a "legally murky" billing setup, writes Barbara Feder Ostrov.

Proposed health reforms are moving South Africa toward universal health coverage, but these plans are largely steered toward clinical services. Still, the Public Health Medicine (PHM) specialty remains popular among South African physicians, who tend to pursue the 4-year…

From quit-smoking campaigns, to safer cars, to vaccines that stamped out polio and smallpox and are now tackling HPV and the flu, public health interventions are worth the money.

GENEVA – BA and AA. A bright line clearly divided 2 sections at a World Health Assembly side event on universal health coverage Thursday at the Swiss Press Club. It demarcated “Before Azar” and “After Azar.” US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar brought a…

Linking food rations in India to Aadhaar, a massive biometric identification database, has led to a wave of deaths from hunger, welfare activists charge.

GENEVA – In today’s opening of the 71st World Health Assembly, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the case for WHO’s relevance and argued forcefully for his strategic vision for the organization’s future. Tedros also pulled out all the stops, including a…

The outsize burden of HIV and AIDS among women in former British colonies goes back to colonial legal systems’ approaches to property, according to new research.