Youth violence in London—with knife crime its best-known manifestation—has reached its highest point in a decade. “Penetrating-trauma injuries” tripled in certain hospitals from 2010-2017. The city is addressing the knife crime crisis as a public health issue, with steps…

Yesterday marked a quarter century since the Rwandan genocide that saw nearly 1 million people slaughtered in less than 4 months, The New Humanitarian reports.

Médecins Sans Frontières has indefinitely suspended patient admissions at its emergency trauma hospital in Aden, Yemen after armed men stormed the facility and kidnapped a patient who was later found dead, MSF reported.

In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Attacks on health care have hit 2 conflict-ridden regions this week.

17 died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last February—but that was not the end. 2 survivors took their own lives in the last week, prompting activists to Tweet “17 + 2," The Washington Post reports.

“It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”   With those words, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a planned ban of military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines. The move follows…

As New Zealand grieves after last Friday's attacks in Christchurch in which 50 people were killed, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden is working through tough proposals on limiting access to guns, according to CNN.

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

CHICAGO – Something’s wrong in the Americas: More than half of the world’s 251,000 gun deaths occur in just 6 countries: Brazil, the US, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala. In addition, 47 of the 50 most violent cities in the world are in North and South America.