Bill and Melinda Gates’s annual letter, published yesterday, reflects on 20 years and $53.8 billion spent on efforts to further their core mission: To give every person “the chance to live a healthy and productive life.” Key takeaways from this must-read for the global…

Here’s the stereotype of how global health programs are developed: Experts in wood-paneled rooms in Washington, DC or Geneva determine the priorities, the interventions and the money required. Then they tell countries what their problems are and how to fix them. Here’s the…

Recently, an African researcher I met expressed her frustration about how American “kids” with little or no experience come all the time to “advise” her government on what to do about health. I have seen this myself, but her rant really hit a nerve. For the want of a…

The encouraging news is that even as global population and vehicles on the roads are increasing, road traffic fatalities are leveling off.

The US Congress has repeatedly rejected Trump administration proposals to slash funding for foreign assistance, including global health. This year, the global health community is looking to Capitol Hill to again turn back deep funding cuts proposed for fiscal year 2020 and…

25 years ago, Bill and Melinda Gates’s route to philanthropy was carved out by learning about scores of child deaths from diarrhea: “We were surprised, then we were outraged, then we were activated.” In their annual letter, the pair lay out some surprises of 2018:

WASHINGTON, DC—The day that Christy Turlington Burns became a mother is the day she became a maternal health advocate, she shared at a recent gathering of public health advocates.

Following yesterday’s dismal news of a yet another decline in US life expectancy, Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he will put $50 million into helping up to 10 states fight the opioid epidemic over the next 3 years. The funds will support a unique collaboration…

The HIV/AIDS epidemic risks spinning out of control if current funding trends continue, according to Mark Dybul, a founding architect of PEPFAR.

Global progress against malaria disguises a stark rise in infections and deaths in African countries upended by conflict—but new strategies show promise in the fight, researchers said at a malaria conference in Dakar yesterday.