• A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

    There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, can have a significant impact on reducing infant mortality. Read More

    Cultural Sex Work in India and the Right to Health

    In India, there are a number of tribal communities that have systematized the sexual exploitation of their mothers and daughters, often masking their work as “tradition”. These communities are relatively understudied, and are at the Read More

    How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

    Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of blood across heart chambers congests her lungs so that she Read More

    Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

    In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global health, broadly defined. We’re interested in pieces that help connect Read More

    Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

    Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that occurred globally, 85 million were unplanned. Of unintended pregnancies, 50% Read More

    Obstetrics and Equity in Kenya

    As a second year OBGYN resident based in San Francisco, I spent my second year elective at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi, Kenya. The hospital is referred to locally as KNH, the largest Read More

    A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

    Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions affected by conflict, displacement, or natural disaster. Physical injury, psychological Read More

  • Hub Originals

    Miriam Stats

    A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

    Jan. 23, 2017 – There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, can have a significant impact on reducing infant mortality. Read More

    Abraar Karan

    Cultural Sex Work in India and the Right to Health

    Jan. 14, 2017 – In India, there are a number of tribal communities that have systematized the sexual exploitation of their mothers and daughters, often masking their work as “tradition”. These communities are relatively understudied, and are at the Read More

    Jillian Moore

    How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

    Jan. 09, 2017 – Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of blood across heart chambers congests her lungs so that she Read More

    GHHub

    Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

    Jan. 02, 2017 – In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global health, broadly defined. We’re interested in pieces that help connect Read More