Pregnancy and childbirth resulting from child marriage kills more than 60 girls a day—~22,000 a year, according to a new analysis by Save the Children shared on yesterday’s International Day of the Girl Child.  

Health care workers have already endured at least 695 attacks so far in 2021, a year marked by a rise in complex humanitarian emergencies. Myanmar alone has seen 260 attacks. Afghanistan and Central African Republic have seen over 42 and 81 attacks, respectively. The list…

The Namibian government is violating the indigenous San people’s right to health by neglecting the massive TB burden on the hunter-gatherer indigenous group, according to an Amnesty International report.

​​The Ethiopian government is attempting to expel top UN officials for “meddling” in its affairs, 11 months into a grinding conflict with the northern Tigray region that has left thousands dead and forced 2 million people from their homes, Reuters reported.  

The conflict in Tigray has spawned “alleged gross violations of human rights” by all sides, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said yesterday.  

When Serbian forces bombed Sarajevo, Bosnia on May, 26, 1992, the pediatric hospital came under direct attack. Nurses scrambled to save 17 premature babies—carrying 2 or 3 apiece to the basement while bullets and shells rained down. 9 of the babies died.

Journalist Nasrin Nawa fled Kabul on Friday, but her sister wasn’t able to make it out.  

Most childhood health programs focus on mitigating infectious or chronic diseases; very few focus on development of the babies that live.

Who took last place in a new ranking of health care in high-income countries?   Hints: 

For decades, discussing gender-based violence in Sudan was out of the question—and data on the topic sorely lacking,