Solo puede haber democracia plena y un estado de derecho donde la mujer vale como ser humano y no solamente como incubador de vida.
Un 75% de todos los abortos en América Latina son ilegales y arriesgados, según un nuevo informe. En Centroamérica, la prohibición del aborto corresponde con una falta generalizada de democracia.
New taxes on sugary drinks won’t alone solve obesity issues in Asia.
By Janine from Mililani, Hawaii/Wikimedia
To fight against obesity, a huge issue in Asia, governments must promote lifestyle changes through education and improve access to healthy foods.
Ecuador’s school snack programme focuses on pre-packaged, individual-sized items like juice boxes.
Bernardo Cañizares Esguerra
Up to 25% of Ecuadorian children suffer from malnutrition, and the country's sugary school snacks aren't helping. Kids need healthful, fresh food — not high-calorie humanitarian aid.
How can Europe best take care of its elderly?
By 2050, over 36% of Europe's population will be 65-plus, leading to a shortage of professional and informal caretakers across the region. Coordination on elder care may be the EU's best bet.
According to a new study, the environment, especially traffic-air pollutants, can impact our genes and increase allergy risks prior to birth.
Donald Trump’s first budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes drastic cuts for diplomacy and overseas aid.
In the last decade, the United States has been the leading funder for preparing and responding to global infectious outbreaks, and the delivery of basic health care to low-income countries.
Traditional taro pits can be used to grow nutritious vegetables for the entire household.
We set out to discover whether it's possible to reduce the alarming rates of non-communicable diseases in Pacific nations while improving nutrition security and income.
A medical cannabis grower.
Scientists have never found a medicine to help crack users who want to decrease their consumption. Canadian researchers think cannabis might be the answer.
Health workers during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Chinese view of and response to epidemics differs markedly from that developed in the West.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
Disruption of the thyroid hormones can prevent tadpoles from becoming frogs.
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.
Erik De Castro/Reuters
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.
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.
Sania Nishtar, David Nabarro and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus are the final three candidates.
The person who takes office on July 1 2017 will have significant impact on the organisation, and on all of global health.
Erik De Castro/Reuters
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.
Diet drinks are even worse for our health than regular sugary sodas.
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.
Saint-Laurent du Maroni Hospital. Some of the building’s structures go back to the time when French Guiana was mainly known for its prisons.
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 focus of food production systems, including aquaculture, must move beyond maximising yields to consider nutritional quality too.
The court found that parents have a strong interest in a "genetic affinity" with their children, one that can merit compensation if subverted.
Activists form a red ribbon, the symbol of the worldwide campaign against AIDS in Russia, 2010.
In Russia, social networks have given a new life to the conspiracy theory that HIV-AIDS is a global hoax.
Undocumented migrants are facing increased psychological trauma due to harsh new US immigration rules.
A suicide in Tijuana casts bleak light on the trauma that undocumented immigrants face in Donald Trump's America.
Health centre in Sainte Dominique, Dakar, Senegal.
Viral hepatitis sheds light on key challenges faced by health system in Africa and how social and culture factors can help in prevention.
People with disabilities face both physical barriers (like lack of wheelchair ramps) and structural ones.
It's past time to dismantle the (often invisible) barriers that keep people with disabilities less healthy, employed and educated than other groups worldwide.
The international community should demand a full accounting of the real sources of organs in China before believing any more claims about reform.
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.
Estuaries are natural filtering points between freshwater and the ocean where pollutants tend to accumulate.
Unless we do something about about antibiotic pollution in the world's waterways, the next trip you take to the coast for a seafood dinner just might be your last.