From drivers straining to see the road to children who can’t see their textbooks, those in dire need for eyeglasses have taken a backseat to more complex global health priorities, like infectious diseases.
Yesterday, a southern Pakistani city may have seen the hottest April day ever reliably recorded. Temperatures in Nawabshah soared Monday at 122.4 degrees, brought on by a "sprawling heat dome" over the northern Indian Ocean, writes Jason Samenow. Nawabshah's March high, 113…
5 years after the Rana Plaza disaster that killed over 1,000 employees in one of Bangladesh’s “death trap” garment factories, some progress has been made towards safer working conditions.
The few photos I have seen in newspaper clippings are remarkably similar: Small children with wet faces; their heads cranked back and their lifeless mouths open like dead fish. In one video, a young father tightens his face as he struggles to hold back his tears. The…
Weapons like the military-style AR-15 rifle, which the 19-year-old Parkland school shooter bought legally, are designed to kill. Their bullets travel 3,000 feet per second, 2-3 times the speed of many common handguns. When they don’t kill, the injuries they cause are beyond…
Got back pain? It could be because you’re not bending over properly.
In low- and middle-income countries with similar socioeconomic characteristics, the toll of burns varies—but they all share a shortage of treatment options.
Emaline Laney is the reason that Global Health NOW sent journalist Joanne Silberner to Nepal to cover the devastating problem of burns, culminating in the 3-part "Blazing Injustice" series.
For people in low- and middle-income countries, emergency care is often the only touchpoint with a health system—and international targets suggest that 80% of people should live within 2 hours of a hospital.
Road traffic injuries (RTIs)—90% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries—are a preventable tragedy, and a hindrance to economic growth and developing countries’ overall welfare, according to a new data roundup.