60 million people die each year, the majority without proper documentation. This year’s Connaught Global Challenge Award at the University of Toronto hopes to advance death data collection to help analyze primary causes of death.

When Marian Wentworth took charge of Management Sciences for Health in March, the global health NGO had been through a rough few years. It had shed a third of its workforce after some large contracts ended. Her top priority was making sure MSH was "was right sized or healed…

There is something that you and I both do 23,000 times each day. Breathe. Inhale life-sustaining oxygen, without which we’d only survive a handful of minutes. Breathing shouldn’t be a privilege. But it is. Around the world, pneumonia makes breathing impossible for too many…

NEW YORK—Exploring the role businesses can play tackling some of the world's thorniest challenges, the Bloomberg Global Business Forum is underway at the Plaza Hotel. Hosted during the UN General Assembly in New York, the forum convenes top government and business leaders…

The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is seeking applications from full-time postdoctoral fellows (PhD, MD degrees or the equivalent) posted at US or Canadian institutions for this international career opportunity who are focused on benefiting underserved…

The South Sudanese government announced plans to drastically increase permit fees for foreign aid workers, from $100 to $10,000—prompting pushback from a community gearing up to fight famine in the country.   The Quote: "No organization can afford this, and if NGOs go to…

In a win for open-access proponents, a year-long agreement between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science will allow Gates-funded scholars to publish research in Science and four other AAAS journals.  

This year’s annual letter from Bill and Melinda Gates is literally a letter—to their friend Warren Buffet who plowed most of his fortune into the Gates Foundation in 2006. The renowned investor asked them to reflect on the Foundation’s last 10 years.   They responded with…

"Philanthrocapitalism,” such as the $3 billion Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative to “cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by 2100,” seems motivated by generosity, but has implications for public health warn editor Jocalyn Clark and Linsey McGoey.

The Breakthrough Foundation treated more than a thousand scientists like rock stars last night, giving out $25 million in annual prize money.   Founded by Silicon Valley giants including Yuri Milner and Julia Milner; Sergey Brin; Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, each…