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,

A horrific Colorado Springs shooting this past weekend that killed 6 people is believed to have domestic violence “at the core.”  

Tewodros Tefera—a surgeon and father—is one of 60,000+ people who have fled ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.   Since entering Sudan, he has worked nonstop treating patients with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society—without running water or electricity.   Fresh from…

Nearly 700 health workers were killed and thousands more were attacked between 2016 and 2020, according to a Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition report released this morning.    COVID-19 Connection: Most attacks occurred in conflict zones, but the pandemic led to…