The NRA has hijacked the narrative of gun violence in the US, and each mass shooting is an opportunity for the group to repeat the story—mass shootings and mental illness are the main culprits in the gun violence epidemic. Not so, writes Daniel Webster, director of the…

This article originally published on U.S. News & World Report.  One month after the Oregon shooting, approximately 90 Americans a day are killed by guns – but no one wants to talk about it. The calls stopped before the last victim had been…

The always provocative Crawford Kilian compares the US scourge of gun deaths to other recent public health disasters: the Ebola outbreak, which ruined 3 countries economies and killed 11,311; and MERS, which killed 36 and did $20 billion worth of economic damage. Gun…

The newest buzzword in the HIV field is “90-90-90,” the UN commitment to make sure 90% of people living with HIV get the medication they need and stay healthy. Throwing energy behind this goal is a no-brainer, because people who stay on HIV medication and are virally…

America should address gun deaths as a public health crisis, Nicholas Kristof persuasively argues in his New York Times column.

Education has proven to be a successful agent of change in terms of ending female genital mutilation (FGM), known as Bondo in Sierra Leone, according to the Forum against Harmful Traditional Practices, a coalition of 16 women’s groups fighting FGM.

Charts, graphs and maps of gun violence in America looked eerily familiar to physician and epidemiologist Gary Slutkin, and in 2000 he founded Cure Violence to combat the issue like an infectious disease. In 25 cities worldwide, including in Iraq and Honduras, the program…

Widespread killings and rapes by South Sudanese government forces and their allies against civilians may amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report detailing the atrocities.  Based on interviews with 170 survivors in the past couple of…

The UK has launched Petals, a free app developed by a team at Coventry University, to educate girls about FGM and allow them to access helplines anonymously. The app’s debut comes just ahead of “cutting season” when girls living in the UK are at risk of illegally being…

The South African township of Khayelitsha is on the frontline of a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportion. With one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world outside of a conflict zone, it is estimated that 1 in 3 children living in Khayelitsha suffers…