The Namibian government is violating the indigenous San people’s right to health by neglecting the massive TB burden on the hunter-gatherer indigenous group, according to an Amnesty International report.

Even as the US is seeing signs of the latest wave cresting, COVID-19 has a way of brutally reminding Americans it remains a dangerous threat to life.

COVID-19 and the climate took center stage as the United Nations General Assembly opened up yesterday, under an honor system vaccination requirement for in-person attendees.   Nevertheless, it was Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—who reportedly isn’t…

An estimated 9.7 million people die each year in India—more than New York City’s entire population—yet many deaths go undocumented. That’s a problem for public health. The missing data could inform public health decision-making, including identifying hotspots and…

As summer COVID-19 surges usher masking and distancing back in across the US, contact tracing is being left in the toolbox. Many states began dialing back tracing months ago; Texas’ new budget bans contact tracing funding altogether.   That’s a missed opportunity, says Tom…

China is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases in Yunnan province that are likely imported from neighboring Burma (Myanmar), which is experiencing a Delta variant-fueled surge in cases.   As 65 new cases were reported yesterday and 31 on Sunday, Yunnan vice-governor Zong…

It’s much worse than India’s official numbers. The country has experienced from 3.4 million to 4.9 million excess deaths COVID-19—far higher than the 400,000 deaths cited by the government, according to a new Center for Global Development report.  

The approaching Amazon forest fire season carries an extra menacing threat for Indigenous people in Brazil already suffering from COVID-19 lung damage,

Amid relentless fighting in Tigray, Eritrean soldiers and local fighters are “using food as a weapon of war,” by deliberately blocking supplies to the more than 1 million people in areas outside government control, according to Mark Lowcock, the UN's top humanitarian…

The remains of 215 children—some as young as 3 years old—have been found in a mass grave at a former residential school for Indigenous youth in British Columbia, the