More than 700 health care workers were killed and 2,000 wounded from 2018 through 2020, according to

The US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan has coincided with an increase in violence that is crippling the country’s health system—just as the Delta variant is driving a third wave of infections. Many health facilities caught in the crossfire have been forced to shutter;…

For decades, discussing gender-based violence in Sudan was out of the question—and data on the topic sorely lacking, 

With COVID-19’s recent rapid spread in Cuba, the island state now has Latin America’s highest rate of infections per capita.   Nearly 4,000 cases per million people were reported over the last week. That’s 9X higher than the world average.   Doctors are warning of a lack of…

The military in Burma (Myanmar) has declared war on health care—making the country one of the most dangerous places to practice medicine, accounting for nearly 240 of the 508 attacks globally, according to the WHO.   Security forces are openly arresting, attacking and…

The pandemic didn’t stop some hospitals from aggressive tactics to recover medical debts.  

5 polio vaccination team members were killed and at least 4 wounded by gunmen early today in 2 separate attacks in eastern Afghanistan, 

Human rights groups are outraged by Syria’s May 28 appointment to a WHO leadership role, despite the Assad regime’s egregious attacks on health care documented by the WHO itself.   Rights groups fear that Syria could use its 3-year appointment to the WHO’s 34-member…

Some 50 years ago, Rudiger Breitenecker—a Vienna-born forensic pathologist who’d witnessed mass rape by Red Army soldiers—set up a dedicated unit in Baltimore for investigating sexual assaults promptly and preserving the evidence.  

The bombs keep falling on the Gaza Strip, 9 days into an eruption of violence between Hamas militants and the Israeli army—deepening a humanitarian disaster leaving few civilians in Gaza untouched,