Cancer now causes 1 in 6 deaths worldwide, with about 70% occurring in low- and middle-income countries. That has created a critical need for patient education, particularly in East Africa.

The Middle East’s 580 million people are facing sharp increases in chronic disease. The death rate from diabetes, for example, increased by 216% from 1990 to 2015, according to articles in the International Journal of Public Health.  During the same period, violent deaths…

Of the many steps governments can take to prevent people from getting sick, none can save more lives than reducing tobacco use. Around the world, 1 in every 10 deaths is caused by tobacco. In the 20th century, tobacco use killed 100 million people, far more than World War…

Urban leaders and innovators from across the US convened in Baltimore yesterday to talk about cities—what works, what doesn’t and what’s next—for CityLab Baltimore, the latest in a series of global gatherings in cities across the world to explore the challenges and…

US Sen. and Vietnam veteran John McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis has, once again, turned attention to the possible link between glioblastoma and exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.Now some Vietnam veterans and their loved ones are calling on the VA to…

The world’s poorest suffer disproportionately from cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and there are few easy or cheap solutions—but a simple change in cooking oil could make a big difference. 3 out of 4 CVD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where the poor bear…

As global health shifts focus from infectious diseases to noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease, experts believe policy adjustments, reformed health systems and effective partnerships will be key to reorienting systems to treat NCDs.   In many countries,…

To ensure children with autism spectrum disorder in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas receive appropriate care, Li-Ching Lee traveled to Gaibandha, Bangladesh and adapted standard diagnostic tools to be culturally relevant.   Few people in Gaibandha knew about ASD. “…

By tackling factory farming, the WHO could fight all 3 of the “slow-motion disasters” outlined by outgoing WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA): climate change, antibiotic resistance and noncommunicable diseases threatening…

Delays in education, diagnosis, and treatment all play a role in the current epidemic of w