Photo: John Isaac / World Bank Though the Indian government has steadily increased funding for its health sector, per capita allocation is still low; reform is thus critical to effectively utilize…

Shanker Lal |

Thirty years ago, toxic gas leaking from Union Carbide’s factory in Bhopal claimed more than 5, 000 lives and exposed more than half a million people to harmful toxins.  The negligence and human…

Adriana Jordanova Damianova |

This week’s links include coverage of World AIDS Day and continuing coverage of the Ebola crisis. Each Friday, we share a selection of global health Tweets, infographics, blog posts, videos and…

Aisha Faquir |

Today marks the second annual UN World Toilet Day, an important opportunity to promote global efforts to achieve universal access to sanitation by 2030. With a focus on equality and dignity, this…

Water Communications |

I joined Facebook in 2007. For years, I would boast that I got all my news from Facebook and the Daily Show, an American satirical television program, which delivers fake news reports. I should be…

Sandra Moscoso |

​Marine Protected Areas will be a topic for discussion at the IUCN World Parks Congress, which is opening today in Sydney.  And it should be: MPAs—which are marine spaces that restrict human…

Amanda Feuerstein |

Follow the author on Twitter: @KGonzalezCar   Traffic fatalities are one of the world’s leading causes of preventable deaths. If the numbers stay at current growth rates, traffic fatalities will…

Karla Gonzalez Carvajal |