The World Health Organization just released its annual World Health Statistics, in which number crunchers and statisticians distill the latest measurable trends in global health. Three data points worth watching.
Robert Evans won the Nobel prize today for his work in developing in-vitro fertilization. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and it doesn’t always work. On the other end of the technology spectrum, in both Afghanistan and Niger, a pregnant woman stands a 1 in 55 chance of dying as a result.