A Mexican health worker beaten at a bus stop. A Yemeni doctor threatened for not having a ventilator available. In Afghanistan, quarantined patients attack hospital staff in an effort to escape.   Amid COVID-19, death threats and violence are part of health workers’ daily…

COVID-19 lockdowns have posed a difficult dilemma for rape crisis centers.   When lockdowns began in Lagos, Women at Risk International Foundation initially closed its doors. But its 24-hour helpline saw a 64% rise in calls from victims forced to quarantine with their…

The senseless killings of George Floyd and so many others have sparked not only outrage in me but bitter memories. George Floyd’s death wasn’t just the evil action of 4 police officers, but the projection of a society without values. Watching the video of his final moments…

Countries are failing to shield a billion children from physical, sexual, or psychological violence each year, the UN warns

Physical, financial, psychological, verbal and sexual abuse of older people was already rising globally.  COVID-19 has made it much worse, says HelpAge International. The network of seniors advocacy organizations tracked increasing reports since the…

Rubber bullets. Tear gas. Flash grenades.  

America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both. To understand the challenges, Global Health NOW turned to Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, a…

BALTIMORE—Face masks served double duty as mini protest signs Monday as over 1,000 people took over the streets of downtown Baltimore for a third straight day of protests against racial violence. As helicopters circled in the afternoon sky, the youth-led march streamed…

A spate of horrific incidents has broken through the flood of coronavirus headlines to reveal another contagion: a fear of black men, writes John Blake for CNN. 

Calvin Munerlyn, a Family Dollar security guard in Flint, Michigan, was shot and killed May 5 after telling a customer to wear a face mask inside the store. A couple days later, a McDonald’s customer in Oklahoma City shot a worker when asked to leave a dining area closed…