Since the West African Ebola outbreak, a slew of guidelines and a vaccine have surfaced to fight the disease. Right now, a robust response is underway to curb the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s latest outbreak. Yet official surgical guidance from the WHO and the US CDC…

Malignant hyperthermia, a rare complication of general anesthesia, is often fatal without treatment.

In Brazil, a hard-won free health care system for all accommodates patients’ “right to beauty” with low-cost and government-subsidized plastic surgeries. With 1.2 million plastic surgeries a year, Brazil is the second largest consumer of plastic surgery. Many patients say…

The rise of effective medications saw global malaria deaths drop an estimated 60% from 2000-2015—but markets flooded with fake chloroquine and artemisinin are slowing progress against the disease in the hardest-hit African countries, write the University of Canberra’s…

Weapons like the military-style AR-15 rifle, which the 19-year-old Parkland school shooter bought legally, are designed to kill. Their bullets travel 3,000 feet per second, 2-3 times the speed of many common handguns. When they don’t kill, the injuries they cause are beyond…

Over 26 years of civil war in Somaliland completely decimated its health services. In the chaos, many health care professionals were either killed or fled the country, more than half a million people lost their lives, and a further million became refugees. Civilians were…

Emaline Laney is the reason that Global Health NOW sent journalist Joanne Silberner to Nepal to cover the devastating problem of burns, culminating in the 3-part "Blazing Injustice" series.

For people in low- and middle-income countries, emergency care is often the only touchpoint with a health system—and international targets suggest that 80% of people should live within 2 hours of a hospital.

Viral surgeon Shafi Ahmed racked up 2 million views for a single surgery broadcast over Snapchat using high-tech eyewear, cracking open discussion about the potential and pitfalls of virtual medicine.With Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets, he united far-flung surgeons to…

In Africa, the risk of dying from scheduled surgery is more than double the global average, reports a new study in The Lancet—considered a deep dive into a little-studied issue.