Sophie Cousins


Sophie Cousins a Devex Contributor based in South Asia. She is a health journalist focused on women and girls. She was previously based between Lebanon and Iraq, focusing on refugee health and conflict. She writes for international medical journals, including The Lancet, and for international news websites such as the Guardian.

Latest Articles

A new public-private partnership drug stirs hope to curb maternal mortality
10 Oct 2018

Each year around 70,000 women die due to excessive bleeding after childbirth, known as postpartum hemorrhage. A new, heat-stable drug called carbetocin could have the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.

In India, struggles to address mental health
12 Apr 2018

An estimated 150 million people across India are in need of mental health care interventions. Community health workers have been tapped to fill the gap; but is it a sustainable solution?

India aims to eliminate TB by 2025
15 Mar 2018

The country with the world’s largest tuberculosis burden this week launched an ambitious plan to eradicate the deadly disease five years ahead of the global target. But many doubt whether that goal can be attained.

In India, little protection for a preventable cancer
20 Feb 2018

More women die of cervical cancer in India than anywhere else in the world. Why are organizations struggling to garner resources and support to combat this disease?

Digital patient tracking aims to tackle TB crisis in Southern Africa
27 Oct 2017

Migrant mine workers and their communities have the world's highest rates of tuberculosis. A new digital system aims to help patients receive consistent care across borders.

New zoonotic TB road map sets intentionally ambitious targets
23 Oct 2017

A new roadmap for fighting the disease — which humans contract from sick animals, meat, and dairy products — spells out goals aimed at catalyzing political energy and attention in a fight that is lagging behind.

Q&A: Global TB efforts turn to innovative finance
18 Oct 2017

Seeking new funding for the fight against tuberculosis, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease last week announced a partnership to spur new private sector investment.

Advocates to seek TB funding targets at 2018 high-level meeting
18 Oct 2017

Tuberculosis experts and advocates are setting ambitious goals for the first U.N. high-level meeting on the disease, to be held next year.

New Rotavirus vaccine shows India's growing drug development promise
17 Oct 2017

A new vaccine developed by the Serum Institute in India has been shown to be more effective than existing options and can survive in high temperature environments. The promising breakthrough demonstrates India's growing role in both drug production and, increasingly, development.

3 innovations that could transform TB diagnosis and care
16 Oct 2017

Meeting global targets to reduce tuberculosis will require new tools and technologies. Here are three innovations that stand to revolutionize the way diagnosis, treatment, and delivery are done.