Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing

The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

The largest generation of adolescents and young people in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and young adults face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural change. This new Lancet Commission argues that there are both current threats, ... Read more

Global Leaders Launch First-Ever Investment Framework for Nutrition and Call for Immediate Action

Additional nutrition investment of $2.2 billion/year over 10 years could save 2.2 million lives and reduce the number of stunted children by 50 million

Leading researchers and economists in the fields of nutrition and development have unveiled a groundbreaking analysis outlining what donors, governments, and businesses need to invest to accelerate progress for nutrition. The Investing in Nutrition: The Foundation for Development event hosted ... Read more

World Bank Group, UNICEF urge greater investment in early childhood development

Advances in neuroscience and recent economic studies show that early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development and on subsequent learning, health, and adult earnings

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today jointly urged global and national leaders to step up and accelerate action and investments in nutrition and early childhood development (ECD) programmes as a critical foundation ... Read more

WHO declares global emergency

Zika-linked condition

A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization. Read more

Zika virus infection website

Continuously updated with information and resources

The aim of this website is to provide a platform for sharing and developing research priorities, protocols and data capture systems alongside the latest epidemiological and clinical management information about Zika infection. Also in Espanol and Portugues. Read more

3ie How-To Videos

3ie’s How-To videos use a simple step-by-step approach for explaining theoretical concepts.

The How-To videos on impact evaluation draw from examples of impact evaluations to show you how to apply technical concepts. The videos in this series explore various topics related to designing, implementing and using impact evaluations. A short quiz at ... Read more

Global Health Media Project: Breast Feeding Videos

In recognition of the importance of breastfeeding for newborn lives, Global Health Media Project has produced a new set of videos designed to help breastfeeding mothers.

Breastfeeding is a skill that is learned most effectively by "seeing and doing". The power of visuals is vitally important for mothers learning how to breastfeed. Our nine new videos—narrated in English, French, Spanish, and (soon) Swahili—will help mothers by ... Read more

Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox

3rd Edition free and available online

Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. The 3rd edition of “Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox” has been compiled by over 30 contributors with extensive direct ... Read more

The Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry: a multi-national, community-based registry of pregnancy outcomes

The Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (Global Network) supports and conducts clinical trials in resource-limited countries by pairing foreign and U.S. investigators, with the goal of evaluating low-cost, sustainable interventions.

Accurate reporting of births, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal mortality, and measures of obstetric and neonatal care is critical to efforts to discover strategies for improving pregnancy outcomes in resource-limited settings. Because most of the sites in the Global Network have ... Read more