KATHMANDU, NEPAL – What’s the best treatment for burns? Prevention. That’s the answer you’ll get from most health care providers in rich and poor countries alike. But in poor countries, there’s little or no funding for burn prevention research and not much scientific…

In Nepal’s burn wards this September, journalist Joanne Silberner saw people recovering from recent burns or surgery. And they were the lucky ones. Perhaps only 1,000 of the 56,000 people with serious burns each year in that country get adequate treatment. The luckiest ones…

In Part II of GHN's Exclusive 3-part special series on burns in Nepal—the Untold Global Health Story of 2017—Joanne Silberner puts the extent of untreated burns in Nepal into focus: Of an estimated 56,000 burn injuries in the country in 2008, only about 1,000 received …

Intro to the Series Burns cause an estimated 180,000 deaths each year, yet they rarely rate a significant spot on the global health agenda.

In Part I of GHN's Exclusive 3-part special series on burns in Nepal—the Untold Global Health Story of 2017—Joanne Silberner profiles the efforts of surgeon Shankar Man Rai to help forgotten patients in Nepal.

This contest is now closed, and the winners have been announced here. Keep an eye out for our announcement for next year's contest, and get your ideas ready! If you know of an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special…

We have the winners: Unintentional burns in Nepal, submitted by Emaline Laney, and deafness in developing countries, proposed by Christi Batamula and by Matthew Yau, are the Untold Global Health Stories of 2017.

Konzo has afflicted other communities where cassava is a staple, such as Mozambique. In her chapter about konzo in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation, physician Julie Cliff writes, “The study of konzo has been my greatest professional success—…

While global attention flutters from conflict to outbreaks, the impoverished people of Kahemba, Democratic Republic of Congo, and many other towns live in chronic crisis. Grinding poverty leaves them malnourished and dependent on a type of cassava that thrives in dry…

Do you know an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special notice?  NPR’s "Goats and Soda" blog, which covers global health and development, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)and Global Health NOW from the …