Stories written by Margaret Chan

OPINION: Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs

The scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. Today, more than 800 million people are chronically hungry, about 11 percent of the global population.

GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN STATE OF ALARM

Countries at all levels of economic development are concerned about the impact of the financial crisis on health. If unemployment continues to rise, safety nets for social protection fail, savings and pension funds erode, and public spending drops, it is inevitable that people's health will suffer.