The person who takes office on July 1 2017 will have significant impact on the organisation, and on all of global health.
The ongoing debate is a continuation of the Philippines' long journey towards reproductive health - and its having been turned into a political and moral issue by various actors.
The focus of food production systems, including aquaculture, must move beyond maximising yields to consider nutritional quality too.
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.
Some 20% of Aboriginal Australians suffer long term musculoskeletal pain and to date it has received little attention or recognition.
Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
French Guineans are up in arms about the territory's overcrowded hospitals. Why is no one talking about how racism and xenophobia also affect access to health care?
The US is the largest donor to the United Nations Population Fund, which mandates access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and voluntary family planning.
The court found that parents have a strong interest in a "genetic affinity" with their children, one that can merit compensation if subverted.
Many people with phobias are understandably reluctant to face their fears. But gradual exposure using virtual reality headsets can help with everything from a fear of spiders, heights or flying.
More than 788 health facilities have been destroyed in parts of North-Eastern Nigeria captured by Boko Haram insurgents, crippling health services in the area.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
The international community should demand a full accounting of the real sources of organs in China before believing any more claims about reform.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
A suicide in Tijuana casts bleak light on the trauma that undocumented immigrants face in Donald Trump's America.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
About one in four physicians in graduate medical education is from another country. Here's how a travel ban could harm them, and our health care system.