The persistence of medical tourism speaks to capacity and resource-utilization concerns that Canada's single-payer system has been unable to effectively address.
If investments were to aid in development of universal health coverage, the lifespan in some countries could increase as much as 8.4 years.
The threat of HIV drug resistance is increasing, and action needs to be taken to help improve HIV treatment plans.
The WHO resolution, with its implicit recognition of sepsis as a major threat to patient safety and global health, has the potential to save millions of lives.
The report made me think about things that I could have done to make my visit a win not just for me, but also for the people I was ostensibly trying to help.
The United States has declared it will enforce the UN's motion for this goal.
Following the eradication of wild poliovirus type 2 in 2015, trivalent vaccines were replaced with bivalent OPV.
A total of 938 people were directly harmed in 402 incidents of violence against health care in Syria.
Decreases were seen in Haiti, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Although the disease was eliminated in the US in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today.
Countries with lower sociodemographic index had a larger proportion of mortality burden in 2015 vs 1990.
Countries agreed to implement measures, such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas.
A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.
Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya and tend to work in rural areas, where the need for health care is greatest.
This is compared to mortality rates for Medicare patients treated by US-trained doctors.
Physicians are willing to go back to Aleppo and help treat the victims wounded by the war.
According to researchers, the Mayaro virus was detected in an 8-year-old boy living in a rural area in Haiti.
This African study shows that women who use the dapivirine vaginal ring consistently, may greatly decrease their risk of contracting HIV.
Largest-Ever Yellow Fever Emergency Vaccination Campaign Successfully Launched in Democratic Republic of CongoSeptember 07, 2016
According to the WHO, 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo where successfully given an emergency vaccine for yellow fever.
Blood farming is a growing health care and human rights issue that is especially prevalent in India. This highly illegal and immoral practice involves treating human beings (often recent immigrants and individuals from other marginalized populations) much like cattle on an industrial dairy farm.