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,”…

“Gottlieb has been shockingly good so far. I hope he doesn’t get fired,” worried Stanford’s Keith Humphreys, a Trump critic. Well, Gottlieb didn’t’ get fired, but the FDA commissioner did step down of his own accord Tuesday, Vox reported.

For husband-and-wife team Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Chris Plowe, fighting malaria in Burma (Myanmar) is one part science, one part diplomacy.   Given the risk that treatment-resistant malaria in the region could spread globally, the stakes are especially high.    

As the latest US-North Korea summit kicks off today in Hanoi, denuclearization, sanctions and a possible peace declaration are taking center stage. But peeling back the curtain reveals North Korea’s “silent healthcare crisis.” A 2017 UNICEF survey found that 19% of North…

Amid medicine shortages and a mass exodus of trained medical staff, the crisis in Venezuela has seen a re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles and diphtheria that also affect Venezuela’s neighbors.   Eliminated from the Americas in 1971, the…

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, scored a major victory yesterday. EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a proposal to spend hundreds of billions of euros on mitigating climate change beginning in 2021, Reuters reports.