The pandemic has made ‘social determinants of health’ a buzzy phrase and brought fresh grant money to study the century-old concept. But thus far, research on the topic hasn’t translated to tangible solutions, which are politically fraught and incredibly complex.
Birth workers of color believe that growing their ranks could help improve outcomes for Black mothers and babies—but it’s also an access issue.
COVID-19 has affected the delivery of routine health care and eroded social safety nets around the world—and that has been especially true for vulnerable communities in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Balkans.
Most midwives in Tijuana, Mexico weren’t used to delivering high-risk pregnancies—but that changed when hospitals began rejecting pregnant mothers, citing COVID-19 restrictions. One midwife, as a result, saw her first newborn death after 35 years of practice. …
In Tigray, sexual violence has become a key weapon in the civil war that began in November in the mountainous region of northern Ethiopia.
That’s the sentiment in Atlanta’s Asian American community after a gunman shot and killed 6 Asian women and 2 others Tuesday night at 3 massage parlors,
A third of women worldwide have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime—a figure that has barely budged in the past decade, according to a landmark
Bangladesh’s Second Public Health Photo Contest winners reveal stark public health challenges—from food insecurity, to the lack of housing options in megacities like Dhaka, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. They also illuminate—in vivid, vibrant detail—photography’s…
A humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Ethiopia as government and allied forces battling anti-government Tigray forces have been accused of sexual violence in the country’s north. Pro-government forces “operating with near-total impunity” are involved in gang rapes of…
Botched US efforts to collect demographic data on early COVID-19 vaccine recipients are making it tough to measure equity in early vaccine distribution. Key points: