Giving in to intense pressure, US President Trump signed an executive order yesterday ending his administration’s practice of separating children from parents detained entering the US illegally. 

Despite a 2016 UN Resolution protecting health professionals from attacks and threats, modern anti-terror laws in many states are misused to cast healthcare as a form of support to the enemy, leaving providers vulnerable to prosecution.

The US pulled out of the UN’s 47-member Human Rights Council yesterday. Spurred by the group’s criticism of Israel, the US joins Iran, North Korea and Eritrea in refusing to participate in the group's meetings.  The pull-out comes as President Trump faces a barrage of…

Separating children from their parents, as we’re seeing at the US/Mexico border, leads to serious, long-term consequences, Paul Spiegel of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explained in a C-SPAN interview yesterday. The Trump administration’s “zero…

Displacement is now happening at a rate equivalent to 44,500 people per day, according to UNHCR's latest Global Trends report, released each year ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20th.

Michigan's woefully slow response to astronomical lead levels in Flint's drinking water "radicalized" local pediatrician Hanna-Attisha, she writes. The debt-ridden city switched its water supply to cut costs, and officials ignored the attendant lead disaster. So she…

This weekend, Italy’s new government turned away a ship carrying over 600 rescued migrants making the deadly Mediterranean crossing, including unaccompanied minors and pregnant women. An estimated 785 migrants have died on the route this year. The Aquarius, run by Doctors…

Globally, women carry a disproportionate burden of unpaid and underpaid labor, and the global health field is no exception. The authors of this commentary point out that female academics contribute more service work, and young women staff about 70% of unpaid and underpaid…

A 21-year-old paramedic was killed Friday, shot in the back by Israeli forces while trying to reach injured demonstrators near Israel's perimeter fence.

UN agencies and Burma’s government hammered out text for an MoU paving the way for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, UNCHR reported yesterday.