• “This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

    “This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

    This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva. Elections for the the next Director General of the World Health Organization is a top item on the agenda. Liana Rosenkrantz Woskie, an author of a recently published article in the BMJ that outlines questions the world should be asking candidates for Read More

    “Zika is a test to see if we’ve learned anything from Ebola” — Emergency funding not…

    “Zika is a test to see if we’ve learned anything from Ebola” — Emergency funding not…

    Categories: Budget, U.S. Policy and FundingTags: zikaThe 1.9 billion dollars the Obama Administration has requested to respond to the Zika virus is not enough, according to Amy Pope. It’s not enough to build lab capacity, improve surveillance and diagnostics, and strengthen overall health systems so that the global community can anticipate emerging infections instead of reacting to them, she says. That, she […](Read more…)

    Eliminate the TB Scourge – The New York Times

    Eliminate the TB Scourge – The New York Times

    Tuberculosis is a problem worldwide. But little is being done to modernize our approach to this debilitating and deadly disease. Source: Eliminate the TB Scourge – The New York Times

    Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

    Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

    Ed. Note: Sara Gorman will be joining us once a month to highlight different aspects of her forthcoming book on science denialism.  Have you ever met someone who questioned the safety of vaccines? Have you ever heard the refrain that smoking must not be unsafe because Aunt Ellen smoked her Read More

    Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

    Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

    As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching them change and grow almost before my eyes, as only toddlers can. I don’t often have the opportunity to see firsthand how policy that affects Read More

    Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

    Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

    Flint, Michigan seems to have been misplaced on the global map. While clearly within the confines of a Midwestern state of the wealthiest economy in the world, the situation of the city, slowly deteriorating since the 1980s, is better suited to a humanitarian disaster zone, or a post-conflict state. Here Read More

    Tracking perioperative mortality and maternal mortality: challenges and opportunities

    Tracking perioperative mortality and maternal mortality: challenges and opportunities

    Access to surgery remains inequitable worldwide, with 5 billion people lacking safe and affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.1 The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was convened in 2013 to assess the state of surgery around the world, provide recommendations for improving access, and propose indicators for assessing national surgical systems. A key safety indicator is the perioperative mortality rate (POMR). This is defined by the Commission as the number of all-cause deaths before discharge in patients who have undergone a procedure in an operating theatre, divided by the total number of procedures, and presented as a percentage.

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    Grace Fletcher

    “This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

    May. 26, 2016 – This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva. Elections for the the next Director General of the World Health Organization is a top item on the agenda. Liana Rosenkrantz Woskie, an author of a recently published article in the BMJ that outlines questions the world should be asking candidates for Read More

    Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

    May. 23, 2016 – Ed. Note: Sara Gorman will be joining us once a month to highlight different aspects of her forthcoming book on science denialism.  Have you ever met someone who questioned the safety of vaccines? Have you ever heard the refrain that smoking must not be unsafe because Aunt Ellen smoked her Read More

    Irène Mathieu

    Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

    May. 16, 2016 – As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching them change and grow almost before my eyes, as only toddlers can. I don’t often have the opportunity to see firsthand how policy that affects Read More

    Sara Veltkamp

    Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

    May. 16, 2016 – Flint, Michigan seems to have been misplaced on the global map. While clearly within the confines of a Midwestern state of the wealthiest economy in the world, the situation of the city, slowly deteriorating since the 1980s, is better suited to a humanitarian disaster zone, or a post-conflict state. Here Read More