Child marriage is entrenched in Nigeria’s Becheve community: Girls as young as 10 are sold as “money wives” to older men. Recently, boys in the large tribe that encompasses 17 villages have been helping their fathers transact business  by using Facebook to post photos of “…

Nonprofits and volunteer doctors are emptying their coffers and working overtime to compensate for a lack of coordinated health response at the US-Mexico border. "The care we are providing we could never have foreseen — or imagined spending what we are spending," said Ana…

As of yesterday, extramarital sex, gay sex and abortion are punishable by stoning death in Brunei. The brutal new law took effect yesterday despite widespread international condemnation and calls to boycott Brunei-owned luxury properties like the Beverly Hills Hotel. Rape…

In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

For transgender people in Japan, surgical sterilization is required for their gender to be legally recognized. That has to stop, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday.

With its health care system already in free-fall, a nationwide blackout in Venezuela has left hospitals—and their patients—in dire straits. Since the outage began Thursday, at least 21 people have died in the country’s public hospitals, Reuters reports.

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

On top of the human suffering, internal displacement costs the world almost $13 billion annually, according to a new Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre report.  

The admission by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam—a doctor by training—that he wore blackface during his med school days is just one high-profile example of deeply rooted racism in medicine, explains Duke University’s Damon Tweedy in an interview.

Deployed as fighters, slaves, and informants, the number of children recruited for armed conflict has doubled since 2012, according to a new analysis marking the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers.