A courageous and timely randomized community trial of the Good School Toolkit sets a new standard for evidence in support of school-based interventions, according to this commentary. Reducing physical violence enacted on primary school children is the focus of this bold…

Malala Day—celebrated this past weekend—not only recognizes the birthday of 18-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai but it also rallies the world to stand up with her. This year, Malala (who was shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ rights in 2012) urged world…

Children’s rights advocates in India worry that a proposed modification to India’s child labor law that seeks to balance child labor with economic realities may ultimately put more young people to work. The amendment would make it legal for children under 14 to work in “…

Latin America’s success in cutting the under-5 mortality rate by 2/3 hides enormous inequalities between—and even within—countries in the region. Cuba boasts an infant mortality rate below 10 per 1,000 live births, while in Haiti—the poorest country in the hemisphere—73…

Persecution has not prompted the exodus thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Burma’s Rakhine state, according to the state’s chief minister. Instead, the government blames human trafficking. Most of Burma's 1.1 million Rohingya are stateless and live in apartheid-like…

Noncommunicable diseases represent one of the most urgent yet underfunded health crises facing Syrian refugees displaced by civil war, says MSF’s Jon Gunnarsson, who leads an NCD nurse team in Jordon. Many of the 600,000 Syrian refugees are afflicted by NCDs such as…

Up to 50,000 Burundian refugees are stranded near a lake on the border with Tanzania, and aid agencies fear that diseases could spread in the overcrowded village of Kagunga. People are sleeping out in the rain, and crowded into a small area with a lack of latrines and…

More than 250,000 children younger than 16 harvest food in the US each year, with many working in unsafe or exploitive environments. Farms and farm labor companies across the US have been cited for child labor violations in the last 5 years, some involving 5 and 6 year…

Nepal, struggling to pick up the pieces from last month’s earthquake, suffered another major tremor today. The 7.3 magnitude-quake killed at least 9 and injured at least 300 in the region, which extends across the Indian border, and sent buildings weakened from the last…

International relief organizations must do better to assist people with disabilities—both physical and mental—in humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters. The message came out of a recent conference in Geneva hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross and…