Developed in 2003 by the UN, a game simulating the fictitious country Carana is helping organisations to build skills and test approaches to combat fragility, conflict, and violence.
The invisible ‘dust’ that settles after a cigarette has been extinguished is known as third-hand smoke - and can be especially harmful to babies and children. Here’s what you need to know.
The world's health workers are both in increasing demand and unevenly distributed across different regions. Here's how we can ensure healthcare for future generations.
Where children live and how they play has a big impact on their motor skill development, new research shows.
World Economic Forum Young Scientist Pierre Karam is integrating biosensors into smartphones in order to monitor and control waterborne and infectious diseases in resource-limited settings.
First we need to study the communication between different brain areas and the role of our neurons, says scientist Gaelle Piret Offranc.
Treating the rise in non-communicable diseases could be made easier if 'bench and bedside' finally starting collaborating
More than a quarter of the global population live far below contemporary standards for safe water and sanitation, according to a joint report by WHO and UNICEF.
Current programs to mitigate malnutrition in developing nations are not working. A major change is needed, write two development experts.
Part economist, part scientist, Professor Guojun He is an expert in air pollution and his work has been used to develop the air quality life index. Here, he discusses his research into Ch...
In a world where half the population lacks essential healthcare, key questions immediately arise: how do we achieve Universal Health Coverage and how do we pay for it?
15 years ago the $3 billion Human Genome Project was completed. Today, it costs as little as $600 - and you can pay for it at the supermarket. The genomics revolution is here, and its pot...
How can today's leaders demonstrate the strength and wisdom needed to combat the challenges we face to our mental health? Here, four of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders su...
The second Bicycle Architecture Biennale showcases some of the innovative ways cities are encouraging bike use in urban areas.
Chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are gaining ground in countries like South Africa.