By Ashik Siddique | Jun 13, 2013 09:20 PM EDT
As the world reaches 11 billion people by 2100, India will lead the global population. The United States, meanwhile, will trail behind China and Nigeria.
By Susan Scutti | May 20, 2013 05:48 PM EDT
Women and their partners want effective contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies in developing countries, but many lack access to modern methods.
By Susan Scutti | May 13, 2013 10:20 AM EDT
Insects offer a significant opportunity to merge traditional knowledge and modern science to improve human food security worldwide.
By Makini Brice | Dec 19, 2012 03:17 PM EST
In an unprecedented string of attacks, eight female health workers have been killed by gunmen on motorcycles within 48 hours in Pakistan.
By Makini Brice | Dec 12, 2012 12:47 PM EST
The United Nations has launched a $2.27 billion appeal in order to stop the cholera epidemic in Haiti.
By Makini Brice | Dec 05, 2012 10:29 AM EST
The treaty was modeled after the landmark Civil Rights legislation, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
By Kate Kelland | Nov 20, 2012 09:21 AM EST
A United Nations report said that eradicating AIDS was in sight, owing to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent HIV.
By Stephanie Nebehay | Nov 09, 2012 09:32 AM EST
An outbreak of hepatitis E has infected at least 1,050 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan, killing 26 and threatening to spread further among people still arriving in crowded camps.
By Catherine Hornby | Oct 09, 2012 08:52 AM EDT
One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday.
By Makini Brice | Sep 28, 2012 11:59 AM EDT
Software magnate Bill Gates made a speech to the United Nations yesterday, detailing his hope that no child will be paralyzed by 2015 and that the disease will be completely eradicated by 2018.