More than 50 women say they suffered sexual abuse by aid workers during Congo’s Ebola crisis, a joint 

With online school largely inaccessible, children in the low- and middle-income countries are being forced into labor—threatening years of progress.   Indian elementary and middle schools are closed indefinitely while reopening the economy remains a top priority.…

For years, Texas laws have scaled back access to low-cost abortion and reproductive health services, making access increasingly difficult for Latinx women.   For much of April, the state had a near-total ban on abortions, deemed “non-essential” amid the pandemic.     The…

Humans have a long history of shunning the ill.   HIV rained stigma down on gay men and injecting drug users. And, in India, leprosy was grounds for divorce until last year.  Stigma undermines the effectiveness of public health interventions, adding to the “hidden burden”…

More details are emerging about a whistleblower complaint describing a pattern of involuntary hysterectomies of ICE detainees at a Georgia immigration detention center.  

Urban “safety net hospitals” in the US are still closing in alarming numbers, even as the communities they serve—predominantly the poor and people of color—are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.   Unlike rural facilities—which have been shuttering at a shocking pace…

Just ~$5 per person could be enough to prevent the next catastrophic pandemic, says Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former WHO director-general. If the nearly $40 billion price tag sounds steep, consider COVID-19’s $11 trillion cost, says Brundtland, who co-…

President Trump deliberately misled the public about the dangers of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, according to bombshell interviews for Watergate journalist Bob Woodward's new book, 

Sri Lanka has some of the most restrictive abortion laws anywhere, permitting the procedure only if the mother’s life is in danger. But hundreds of women still undergo the procedure every day.   The outsize influence of the Catholic church is one reason for the stigma…

When it comes to health, ZIP codes may even be a more accurate predictor of health than genetics, gender, or lifestyle habits—especially for Black women.   In cities like Atlanta and Baltimore, neighborhoods just a few miles apart can have a 20-year difference in life…