Displacement is now happening at a rate equivalent to 44,500 people per day, according to UNHCR's latest Global Trends report, released each year ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20th.
Michigan's woefully slow response to astronomical lead levels in Flint's drinking water "radicalized" local pediatrician Hanna-Attisha, she writes. The debt-ridden city switched its water supply to cut costs, and officials ignored the attendant lead disaster. So she…
This weekend, Italy’s new government turned away a ship carrying over 600 rescued migrants making the deadly Mediterranean crossing, including unaccompanied minors and pregnant women. An estimated 785 migrants have died on the route this year. The Aquarius, run by Doctors…
Globally, women carry a disproportionate burden of unpaid and underpaid labor, and the global health field is no exception. The authors of this commentary point out that female academics contribute more service work, and young women staff about 70% of unpaid and underpaid…
A 21-year-old paramedic was killed Friday, shot in the back by Israeli forces while trying to reach injured demonstrators near Israel's perimeter fence.
UN agencies and Burma’s government hammered out text for an MoU paving the way for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, UNCHR reported yesterday.
Euthanasia, or ‘good death,’ is standard end-of-life care for many pets. But when it comes to humans, failing a DNR order, doctors tend to go as far as they can to save a life—but is that the best approach? asks University of California psychiatry professor Joseph Pierre.
To its peril, a promising new law overhauling the Philippines’ antiquated HIV policy still fails to mandate government promotion of condom use, writes Carlos H. Conde.
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.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a challenge: "Reinvent the Toilet." Duke University researchers answered the call with a new system they’re testing out at a women's dormitory in Coimbatore, India.