Months of violence and looting have whisked away medical supplies and expertise. Now, patients who could have easily been saved a year ago are dying.
Mali is currently experiencing the most severe crisis of its existence.
Five thousand miles from Washington, DC, in the African country of Niger, something very good is happening.
Back in 2000, only about 25% of mothers in Rwanda delivered their babies in health facilities. Today, that number is almost 70%.
The horrific attack on Dr. Denis Mukwege in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is part of a much larger problem.
In this photo from Ile de Gorée, an island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, Carie Cox reminds us how health workers often sacrifice their own health or safety in order to care for their patients.
Aïssatou Dia Fall has become a star in Yeumbeul, Senegal.
They say wealthier is healthier, and there’s evidence to back that up.
According to the 2010 Kenya Service Provision Assessment survey, only 46% of Kenyan health facilities have running water year-round.
When a health facility does not run smoothly it can quickly become a place where bad things happen.