We have the ability to prevent these deaths, but so far we have failed to do so.
More and more children are ending up in the hospital because of opioid poisoning -- and only time and more research can tell if that trend will continue.
How should we train for the Health Olympics in future generations? It took us over sixty years to go from being one of the world's healthiest nations to today's dismal showing. There is no quick fix.
The country's ministry of public health is helping women become midwives.
We must establish integrated health systems that address all of the health needs of mothers and their children. Only then, can we begin to say that we are delivering real results for women in need across the globe.
There are new vaccines, new technologies, new conflicts, and many new players in the field of global health. So what can we still learn from the greatest immunization advocate in history?
Globally, 2015 will be viewed as a turning point for international development. In September, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a set of updated targets -- the Sustainable Development Goals -- to guide development efforts over the next 15 years.
Every child has the right to survive and thrive, but for far too many children, this right is denied in the simplest of areas, particularly in the provision of clean, safe, and child-friendly water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services such as toilets.