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…

Today marks the UN’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and it comes as health workers worldwide are under extraordinary strain as they hold down the COVID-19 frontlines.  

China has announced new restrictions on academic research into the origins of COVID-19. A government directive reportedly told Chinese universities that all academic papers on the virus that causes COVID-19 will be subject to extra scrutiny and require official approval.

Stay-at-home orders are leaving domestic violence victims trapped with their abusers.