An Ebola outbreak rages. Prices of medicines and vaccines continue to climb skyward. Health care costs force 100 million people into extreme poverty. The globe’s preeminent health organization has been massively reorganized—and needs a new budget. Delegates to the 72nd…

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…

At the urging of the White House, Germany nixed language referring to “sexual and reproductive health” in a signature UN resolution taking aim at rape in conflict situations, Foreign Policy reports.  

Some Indonesian scientists have wary eyes on President Joko Widodo’s re-election lead ahead of tomorrow's vote. Widodo’s administration has already ruffled the scientific community—requiring academics to publish in international journals or risk salary cuts; introducing…

The Trump administration has changed its tune on the Affordable Care Act, calling for the sweeping health care law to be entirely repealed. The president’s earlier efforts against Obamacare focused on nixing protections for people with preexisting conditions. In a 2-…

Cuban doctors sent to work in Venezuela were used as political pawns to advance Nicolas Maduro’s agenda, according to doctors who made the trip as part of a “special pact” between the 2 countries. Their medical services were used to commit fraud and manipulate vulnerable…

Yesterday, US President Donald Trump unveiled his 2020 budget proposal, calling for steep cuts to foreign aid including humanitarian, refugee and global health programs, The Washington Post reports. 3 funds worth $9 billion overall would be compacted into a single $6…

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

Through an obscure “exemption” the FDA has allowed medical device manufacturers to hide malfunction reports from doctors and the public, a Kaiser Health News investigation found.   Unbeknownst to many medical professionals—and a former FDA commissioner—manufacturers can…

The WHO announced the biggest shake-up ever yesterday, laying out major reforms and realignments of power aimed at achieving its “triple billion” targets. “The world has changed, which is why we have articulated a new mission to reflect what our world needs us to do now,”…