Feature Stories


April 2, 2009

Ending Schistosomiasis

Ancient disease continues to inflict suffering on millions in poor communities in the developing world.

February 10, 2009

The End of Blinding Trachoma Among the World's Poor Is in Sight

Multiple, effective, and cost-effective methods can halt trachoma infections and the damage that leads to pain and blindness

November 13, 2008

Care and Prevention of Congenital Disorders

Given the Scale of Preventable Disability and Death that Birth Defects Cause, Care and Prevention Should Be Global Public Health Priorities

September 5, 2008

Drastic Jumps in Food Prices Threaten the World's Most Vulnerable With Disease and Starvation

The global food security crisis has far-reaching and severe consequences.

August 11, 2008

A "Mark of Shame"

Needlessly Devastating Millions of Lives, Obstetric Fistula Highlights the Failure to Provide Women Basic Health Care

June 26, 2008

The Kindest Cut: Proof that Male Circumcision Is Cost-Effective Against Transmission of HIV Brings New Hope for Sub-Saharan Africa

A recent clinical trial in South Africa found that circumcised men have a 60% lower chance of becoming infected with HIV through heterosexual intercourse than uncircumcised counterparts.

October 15, 2007

Givers of Life Condemned to Death

In vast, struggling stretches of the world, there lurks a killer of women and girls that no vaccine can prevent. This is the often agonizing, sudden death in pregnancy or childbirth, and it takes the lives, needlessly in most cases, of more than half a mi

October 1, 2007

Grow Old Along With Me--And 690 Million Other People by 2030

Widespread success at overcoming the major public health challenges of the past is creating a major public health challenge for the future.

August 13, 2007

The Generic Gamble: Developing countries hope India will remain a major supplier of low-cost drugs, despite controversy over patent rules

For now, India remains a leading supplier of low-cost generic drugs. But even so, the recent ruling of the Madras High Court that rejected a bid by Novartis to tighten the country's patent laws for brand-name products left many questions unanswered.

July 20, 2007

Preventing Cervical Cancer Deaths: How to save 4 million lives in ten years

Among the most tragic public health failures of the last decade are the preventable deaths of young women in developing countries from maternal mortality and cervical cancer.

July 13, 2007

Malawi: Overcoming Health System Hurdles

Health systems are failing to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in Africa. In many cases, health care services either do not exist or are not reaching the people who need them...

July 6, 2007

Reducing Adult Deaths From Chronic Diseases in Asia: Evidence and Opportunities

Martin Wolf, the noted columnist for the Financial Times, recently commented that the economic rise of China and India was nothing less than a fundamental realignment of the global order...


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