A family of Programa Atitude beneficiaries in short-term housing provided by the programme.
Lianne Milton/Panos for the Open Society Foundations
Evidence increasingly shows the effectiveness of controversial efforts, like northeastern Brazil's Attitude Programme, to feed and house at-risk drug users.
Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world.
Increasing well-being is generally accepted as one of the essential components of social progress. But which measure of well-being – if any – should we use ?
Running an effective mass immunisation campaign, vaccinating children in Nigeria against measles is a logistical nightmare.
Screenshot of a fiction movie researchers used to debate genital cutting among families they worked with in Sudan.
In Sudan, female genital cutting is common among many communities. The use of movies that debate this question could change people's opinions about the practice.
What if it wasn’t back to the drawing board every year for a new flu shot?
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But a new way to create vaccines, called 'rational design,' might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
The H5N8 virus is especially dangerous for migratory birds.
Studies of animal-human interactions in various settings could perhaps help prevent bird flu and the mass slaughter of animals it inevitably leads to.
These packs have already been deployed to villages in Zambia.
A project that aims to change the fate of accident victims in developing countries.
Children living in areas with poor sanitation and hygiene account for 60% of people around the world infected with intestinal worms.
There's a growing body of evidence that shows we could be doing more for the close to billion children at risk of intestinal worms. We simply cannot afford to ignore it.