The road to safe drugs

The road to safe drugs

Healthcare is expensive, and not just in high income countries. Those who are suffering or struck by illness in resource limited countries are often unable to afford services that can provide them the care they need. Inequitable access to health services continues to be among the greatest public health challenges of our time. Since becoming […]

Taiwan accuses China of compromising global health over WHO ban

Taiwan accuses China of compromising global health over WHO ban

Taipei accused China Thursday of endangering the health of Taiwanese people and compromising global epidemic prevention by blocking it from the World Health Organization (WHO), as its hopes of attending a major meeting next month dim. Last year was the first time in eight years that Taiwan was not granted access to the World Health […]

El Salvador's Chance to Save Women's Lives

El Salvador's Chance to Save Women's Lives

El Salvador’s draconian abortion law — the procedure is banned there under all circumstances — has led to horrific outcomes. Children as young as 9 have had to bear their rapists’ children. Women who’ve experienced obstetric complications have been imprisoned under suspicion that they sought abortions. And other women have died of conditions that doctors […]

The world without vaccines

The world without vaccines

This World Immunization Week, let’s take a few moments to remember what our world really looked like before vaccines. Fear of paralysis, severe illness, or death from polio and smallpox was a very real and pervasive reality for people worldwide within living memory. In 1977, the world was close to finally being smallpox free. The […]

Maine health organization will partner with Mass General

Maine health organization will partner with Mass General

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine-based health care system says its patients will now have access to resources at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The Wednesday announcement by Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems stated the organization had signed a clinical affiliation agreement with Mass General. The Bangor Daily News reports this means it will bring […]

The World Health Organization can count on Cuba

The World Health Organization can count on Cuba

Photo: Ismael Batista More health, efficiency, an intersectoral approach, resilience to climate change and a greater Cuban presence in global health are the priorities of the new Country Cooperation Strategy for the 2018-2022 period signed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health. “It’s a […]

Taiwan accuses China of risk to global health over WHO ban

Taiwan accuses China of risk to global health over WHO ban

Taipei accused China Thursday of endangering the health of Taiwanese people and compromising global epidemic prevention by blocking it from the World Health Organization (WHO), as its hopes of attending a major meeting next month dim. Last year was the first time in eight years that Taiwan was not granted access to the World Health […]

WHO Joins Urgent Call to Stop Malaria's Resurgence

WHO Joins Urgent Call to Stop Malaria's Resurgence

GENEVA —  The World Health Organization is joining a worldwide call to stop a resurgence of malaria that threatens much of the progress made over the past decade. To mark World Malaria Day, WHO is pushing for urgent action – and money – to get the global fight against this ancient scourge back on track. […]