There have been disruptions. But national malaria control programmes have shown impressive resilience.
Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable to hot conditions. They have a limited ability to control their body temperature.
Nasty, brutish – but not necessarily short. Here’s how archaeologists know plenty of people didn’t die young.
A child born in sub-Saharan Africa or Southern Asia is 10 times more likely to die in the first month of life than a child born in a rich country.
The provision of better health services and social grants has aided rural women’s progress in South Africa, but there are still tremendous needs to be met.
Around the globe, 823,000 child deaths could be prevented annually with appropriate breastfeeding. Formula makers continue to defy a 40-year-old international code on marketing their product.
Lost revenue is money that could be spent on lifting people out of poverty.
Our findings provide an additional tool for determining what to prioritise, where to target and when to intervene.
COVID-19 has overwhelmed India’s hospitals partly because decades of under-investment in public health have left the country with one of the most privatised health systems in the world.
Black Americans have worse health outcomes by many measures. To draw attention to that fact, the CDC and communities across the country have called racism a public health threat.
The health and wellbeing effects will go beyond the direct impact of war-related fatalities, and are likely to last for years after peace is fully restored.
Health surveillance assistants provide services in village clinics, mainly by assessing signs and symptoms in sick children. An electronic community case management app could make their job easier.
Children have made many sacrifices because of the country’s COVID-19 response, including social isolation, lack of education opportunities and reduced access to nutrition programmes.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it’s common for mothers to lose two children.
In Eswatini, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho more than 1 in 5 children are HIV-exposed but uninfected. A coordinated strategy is needed to ensure all children reach their developmental potential.
Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries’ development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
At the beginning of the 1980s, homicides were relatively rare in Venezuela. Now, it’s one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America.
Only half of Kenya’s 47 counties achieved the 2000 goal on reducing child mortality
The gaps in African government are twofold: governance and education. It is important to focus on both areas to bring about overall improvements.