Laboring women in Venezuela are forced to travel from hospital to hospital in a cruel game of “roulette,” desperate to find a facility equipped to deliver their baby. If that doesn’t happen in time, they deliver on the street or in facility lobbies—mothers and babies have…

The vast majority of sex trafficking victims have contact with health care providers—but most health workers have no idea they’re seeing trafficking cases. “People, including health care providers, think of trafficking as this mythical or foreign problem,” says Shantae…

When hospitals are forced to ration lifesaving treatment, state policies—or lack thereof—could push COVID-19 patients with disabilities to the end of the line, according to the Center for Public Integrity.  

During a pandemic that is forcing doctors to make life or death decisions because of equipment shortages, what are the ethics of who gets what?  

“This is the humanitarian mission of our lifetimes. And we won’t win every battle,” the chief medical officer of a New York City health system wrote to her staff last week. She warned that patients requiring ICU-level care were going to surpass their resources, according to…

Asian-Americans are fighting a double battle amid the global pandemic—COVID-19, and escalating racism.

LIMÓN—It’s a humid 95 degrees Fahrenheit and the sunlight peeks through the leaves of a thousand identical trees. Men maneuver through the dense rows, carrying enormous yellow fruits on their backs; on their hips, finely-sharpened machetes. Drenched in sweat, they…

After resisting the "P-word" for weeks even as the novel coronavirus spread to dozens of countries, WHO has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus argued that it means countries must double-down—not give up. “The idea that…

In the absence of government action on human trafficking, teachers in Mexico are using games to break the cycle of human trafficking.   A common ambition among students: “‘I want to be a trafficker like my grandfather,’” says a project leader in Tlaxcala state, a…

Thousands of desperate asylum seekers are being arrested, shot at, and tear-gassed this week as they attempt to enter Greece by land and by sea. One child has died, according to Médecins Sans Frontières.   Greece has suspended asylum applications and is deporting those who…