“This is like having gold.”  

The number of female inmates held in American jails has risen over 20% in the past decade—and it’s an increasingly dangerous experience for women.   Every year, thousands arrive pregnant. Babies, like Shade Swayzer’s, have died after being born behind bars to mothers…

By March, COVID-19 had taken over much of GHN—but other global health problems did not rest, and many were worsened by the pandemic. Today and tomorrow, we’re showcasing some of the excellent reporting that kept these issues from fading out under the blaze of COVID coverage…

The SARS-CoV-2 mutation now rapidly spreading across England’s South East is potentially up to 70% more infectious than its predecessor—but not necessarily more dangerous, according to a new 

Hey readers, Annalies here! Today, we’re continuing our look back on an extraordinary year for global health, featuring part 2 of our series on the best COVID-19 reporting.   But there was more to 2020 than COVID-19… Tomorrow and Wednesday, look for our picks of the…

Our first newsletter of 2020 led with the California wildfires. Our second summary was about a mysterious pneumonia in Wuhan. Within weeks, the virus would define not only the year but a generation. Throughout 2020, courageous and brilliant reporters relentlessly…

India’s spring lockdown left tens of millions of migrant workers with no work or food—and little choice but to board special trains back home. The trains were meant to spare the horrific suffering of migrants, who were dying from thirst, heat, hunger, and exhaustion as…

2 disillusioned Trump appointees—former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and his deputy, Amanda Campbell—left the CDC in August and are sharing what they saw:

Could a novel strain of SARS-CoV-2 identified this month be linked to an accelerating spread in the country’s southeast? 

No one knows where the next pandemic will emerge. But countries where human-animal interaction has been forced by deforestation, resource extraction, and agricultural expansion, are a good bet.