The WHO launched its first investment case yesterday, detailing an “ambitious, but achievable” 5-year strategic plan to transform global healthcare. The WHO said the plan, fully financed for 5 years, could:

The WHO launched its first investment case yesterday, detailing an “ambitious, but achievable” 5-year strategic plan to transform global healthcare. The WHO said the plan, fully financed for 5 years, could:

Complex problems. Competing priorities. Insufficient resources. Conflicting opinions. Political concerns. Just 24 hours in a day... There’s no end to obstacles in public health, but leaders must find a way—or fail. In September 2018, Global Health NOW launches a series (a…

When he was the Minister of Health for Ethiopia, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus used to worry instead about the health of 100 million people. Now as WHO’s Director-General, Tedros has 7.5 billion people to worry about.

Since taking charge of WHO in July 2017, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has sought to transform the organization. Tedros (as he likes to be known) has focused WHO on health equity, confronting new threats, and emergency preparedness and response. David Peters,…

Many governments count on preschool to provide the nurturing care disadvantaged children need for healthy development. But for too many children, particularly in low-resource countries, preschool is too late. That’s where healthcare workers—often the first and only…

This year’s award for most intern-friendly organization goes to… WHO. It has introduced lunch vouchers, 2.5 days of monthly leave allowance for interns as well as full health insurance coverage. Given that the interns at WHO collectively work an estimated 500,000 hours…

A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea—declared polio-free 18 years ago—after a case surfaced in a 6-year-old boy. The same virus was also isolated from stool specimens of 2 healthy children from the same community “representing an outbreak,” according to…

India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.

The DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak appears to be tapering off thanks to containment efforts that got out in front of the disease and overcame obstacles to reaching remote communities. What made this outbreak different than the 2014 epidemic, which killed 11,000 in West Africa…