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…

Tightened regulations, fraught relations with the medical establishment, and the rise in hospital births have somewhat sidelined the centuries-old tradition of Black midwifery.  

The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from COVID-19 vaccine trials poses difficult questions for families considering getting pregnant.  It’s still not known whether the shots are safe for expectant mothers, writes Anna Louie Sussman in The New Yorker.

In Colombia’s Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, traditional midwives are playing a crucial role in keeping maternal care going amid the pandemic  

It’s been a big month for Loyce Pace.   Last week, she was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board—but as she pointed out on Twitter, “I still very much have a day job”—as president and executive director of Global Health Council. 

Growing up in a rural area near Kisumu, Kenya, I never realized that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, was entirely preventable and treatable. It is a threat that my elders have never lived without—but my generation can end it.

With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.

For years, Texas laws have scaled back access to low-cost abortion and reproductive health services, making access increasingly difficult for Latinx women.   For much of April, the state had a near-total ban on abortions, deemed “non-essential” amid the pandemic.     The…

Sri Lanka has some of the most restrictive abortion laws anywhere, permitting the procedure only if the mother’s life is in danger. But hundreds of women still undergo the procedure every day.   The outsize influence of the Catholic church is one reason for the stigma…

Clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines haven't tested candidates in pregnant women, a common practice rooted in safety concerns.   But with a vaccine this badly needed, there’s also an argument that they should be included earlier to ensure all the necessary safety and…