In a world traumatized by Trump’s America First agenda, many worry that nuclear conflict is around the corner. As a result, global health tends to be down at the bottom of the list of things to worry about. Yet, as

Non-communicable diseases are the major global health issue that most people have never heard of. Yet it kills nearly 40 million people every year, more than traffic accidents (1.3 million) or scary communicable disease outbreaks like Zika and Ebola that

The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that climate change will cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050. Even accounting for sustained economic growth and health progress, 38,000 additional deaths are expected to be due to heat exposure

The Issue: Unhygienic Births In 2008 in a village in rural India, a highly-respected midwife was talking to a young female entrepreneur just outside her hut. The visitor was Zubaida Bai and she was traveling across the vast South Asian country

As the New Year approaches, numerous columnists and media personalities have been vocal in their lamentations of past year. 'Watch Mojo' listed ten events that made the previous year “the worst,” whereas host of 'Last Week Tonight', John Oliver, literally

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY, DR MARGARET CHAN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  The world has changed dramatically since the start

The Way Forward for Impact Investors Review of “Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals in Kenya - A Primer for Philanthropists and Other Social Investors" – pdf report (40 pages) produced by Dalberg - Foreword by S. Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator

A recent statement released by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the International Day of Older Persons confirmed that negative attitudes about aging and older people remain widespread and have significant negative consequences for the physical and mental health of

Amidst the alarming findings of illegal doping and the political turbulence brewing in the Brazilian capital, reservations toward the 2016 Summer Olympics have often focused on one of the planet’s pesky insects: the mosquito — more specifically, the Aedes aegypti

How has the International community responded, what are possible solutions, and how does this affect reproductive and women's rights in Brazil? In part 1, we covered the basic tenets of Zika, its history, modes of transmission, and the forms of testing and treatment

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth piece in a series exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here. Why is it that some countries enjoy sustained levels of peace and prosperity while others remain trapped in cycles of war

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