Barack Obama's administration is taking an expansive, ambitious approach to global health. Does that mean giving up on combating HIV/AIDS?
Why Steve Jobs should let Africans buy his new toy.
A theoretical physicist who spent 14 years as Bill Gates's ideas guru at Microsoft, Nathan Myhrvold might seem an odd candidate to take up the fight against malaria, long combated with technology no more advanced than bed nets and quinine. Here, he explains why geek power might be exactly what's needed to tackle the scourges of the developing world.
How Obamacare could spark the brain drain of physicians from the developing world.
After a 13-year-old girl's death, the conservative Islamists are retrenching -- with some bizarre, yet somehow effective, arguments.
Be not troubled by Robert Paarlberg's scaremongering. Organic practices can feed the world -- better, in fact, than wasteful industrial farming.
Could a new weapon deal the definitive blow in the long battle of man vs. mosquito? Forget bed nets; think lasers. Nathan Myhrvold, Bill Gates's ideas guy, tells FP about his plans to defeat malaria.
Images of Afghanistan's bodybuilders as they compete for the ultimate prize.
The man behind India's proposed new 24-hour food channel isn't quite the Westernized culinary rebel some might think.
For Barack Obama, the world will have to wait.
Why the South African president's polygamy is about more than womanizing.
A former U.N. official claims his warnings of a coming calamity were stifled by a U.N. bureaucracy intent on keeping good relations with Zimbabwe's dictator, Robert Mugabe.
Are you a globalization junkie? Then test your knowledge of global trends, economics, and politics with 8 questions about how the world works.
Aid groups in the earthquake-battered country are inefficient and unaccountable. Luckily, there’s a solution.
The spread of neglected tropical diseases haven't just created a health crisis in the developing world -- they have spurred conflicts in some of the most unstable places on the planet.
How governments concealed the extent of the H1N1 pandemic and risking the outbreak of a virus that's even more deadly.
A Ugandan Parliamentarian wants to outlaw homosexuality and prescribe the death penalty for having sex while HIV positive. The worse news is, he might actually get what he wants.
The best-selling author of Outbreak has an exclusive tale for FP about a catastrophe of global proportions. And by the way, it's not fiction.
Does the food aid that goes to humanitarian crisis sites hurt more than it nourishes? And is the answer a peanut-flavored paste?
How former U.S. Global AIDS coordinator Mark Dybul ditched the bureaucracy, stopped intergovernmental turf wars, pushed for results, and helped create an anti-poverty machine that actually works.
The recession may be ending for Wall Street, but for the millions of migrants who make the U.S. economy run, the crisis is just beginning.
The United States and Russia face strikingly similar health-care challenges -- providing a rare opportunity to strengthen their bilateral relationship.
As Sarah Palin continues to spread misinformation about Barack Obama's health-care plan, FP looks at where the real “death panels” are.
Despite a valiant start, impoverished, oil-rich Chad has succumbed to the resource curse. But it's not too late to escape.
Equatorial Guinea is perhaps the world's most striking example of why oil hurts, rather than helps, many of the countries that have it. Will the Obama administration stop the country's dictator from sucking its people dry?