While the funding loss was expected, the Unites Nations' reproductive and sexual health agency is still grappling with how the cuts will play out across its various programs and work worldwide.
A local civil society group in Uganda is suing the government to compel the teaching of sex education, after a blanket ban on the subject last year. The debate crystalizes ongoing tensions about how to balance conservative social norms with the need for awareness in a youth-heavy population at risk from HIV transmission.
While filming a documentary about the threat of epidemics, filmmaker and professorJanet Tobias and her team found themselves in the middle of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Influenza outbreak in Asia, and the Zika outbreak in the U.S. Along the way, she developed some guidelines about what it meant to film during an epidemic.
For thousands of physicians, medical credentials have been replaced by a new label: Refugee. Seed Global Health CEO Vanessa Kerry explains how we can overcome the problems that are preventing trained health workers from being fully utilized as clinicians and educators in the health workforce.
Following U.S. airstrikes in Syria last week, millions remain cut off from vital humanitarian aid, Venezuela protests heat up, and the OECD reports that aid reached a record high in 2016. This week in development news.
Reaching children with language disabilities is a challenge in sub-Saharan Africa, complicated by the inaffordability of services and limited training opportunities for health care workers. A certified speech pathologist in Burkina Faso talked to Devex about the difficulties of being one of three speech therapy professionals in a country of 17 million.
On the occasion of World Health Day, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa talked about her own experience with depression and how she plans to help those facing the same in her home country, the Philippines.
Raj Panjabi started Last Mile Health to bring primary health care to remote areas in Liberia. The Skoll awardee spoke with Devex about the transition from social to systems entrepreneurship and the role of technology.
The "Go WHO!" initiative has some key tips for recruiters worldwide. Devex talks to Eric Tagnon, the WHO's new regional human resources manager, to learn more.
Frontline responders to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq say they are prioritizing psychosocial support in a way that hasn't happened in previous emergencies. Here are six of the best practices they've developed to help populations with overwhelming needs and limited resources.
Since February, a measles epidemic has been spreading across Guinea. Médecins Sans Frontières will now lead a large scale measles vaccination campaign in the hopes of reaching 3.7 million children who are in "urgent need" of vaccination.
As aid workers report ever higher levels of burnout, stress, depression and PTSD, Action Against Hunger Partnerships Program Manager Hitendra Solanki is pushing for a not-so-radical new approach.
This year's forum on social entrepreneurship focused on stories of finding common ground.
The international community is ill-prepared for another pandemic, World Bank President Jim Kim has said at the Skoll World Forum, adding that financial support for the bank's new pandemic response mechanism has dropped to just two countries.
New World Health Organization guidelines warn of a possible, though unconfirmed, link between higher HIV transmission and the most popular contraceptive in many of the most affected communities. Advocates are now grappling with how to prevent pitting gains in family planning against progress in tackling the spread of HIV.
The U.N. Population Fund has attributed the loss of funding from its second largest donor to the false claim that it supports work in coercive abortions and forced sterilizations in China.
Dena Morris, newly appointed president and CEO of the WGHA, talks advocacy in the age of Trump.
The recent Zika epidemic has put Latin American cities at the forefront of the battle against mosquitoes. But chasing small bugs in large-scale areas is costly and ineffective. How can data technology help city governments concentrate efforts in highest-risk areas and proactively adapt to changing disease threats? Premise’s Sarah Tadlaoui and David Soloff share their insight in this guest column.