The recent wave of genomics research has scientists flocking to Africa to collect data, and African scientists are angling to keep more of that data on home soil, and ensure it benefits Africans. Not many African institutions have the equipment to manage large genomic data…

A public-private partnership in Kenya is providing life-saving oxygen therapy in a part of the world where few health facilities can access it. The WHO estimates less than half of African health facilities have medical-grade oxygen on hand, write Justus Wanzala and Adri…

Global progress against malaria disguises a stark rise in infections and deaths in African countries upended by conflict—but new strategies show promise in the fight, researchers said at a malaria conference in Dakar yesterday.

Making the case for going big, James Nardella, who serves as a principal at the Skoll Foundation, brought together panelists at the Global Health & Innovation conference to talk about one of the Audacious Project’s big ideas.

The smiling people on the project websites never tell the whole story—global health and development takes hard work, realistic goals, admitting to failure, and sticking around long enough to fix the problems, Jordan Levy told Unite for Sight attendees Saturday.

With today’s technology, we could end the death and suffering caused by neglected diseases. Yet only 4% of all new therapeutic products registered from 2000 to 2011 addressed neglected diseases—which cause about 11% of the global disease burden, according to a trio of…

Withholding information about potentially life threatening but preventable risks seems to directly contradict the Hippocratic oath to do no harm—but pushing unwanted information on people can also cause harm. How can we reconcile the right not to know and the right to…

Rising temperatures and worsening droughts are increasingly dehydrating the American West. Arizona’s Zero Mass Water is trying their hand at creating new sources of drinkable water, such as hydropanels strapped to buildings.Ryan Bradley pressed Zero Mass one further,…

Do those violin lessons improve your child’s brain development? What about sports and sleep?In the largest study of its kind, researchers from 21 institutions are looking to answer these questions once and for all with a massive data hive showing how a range of behaviors…

Pad Man sounds like a superhero movie, and in many ways, it is—the new Bollywood film tells the tale of a rural Indian welder who spent 2 decades building a machine to create inexpensive sanitary pads after observing his wife improvising with rags, like scores of women in…