• 5 Good Summer Reads

    Reposted from Bill Gates’ Blog: 5 Good Summer Reads By Bill Gates  | May 22, 2017 Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great Read More

    Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

    Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a mother of seven with late-stage cervical cancer, he must decide Read More

    Navigating hearing disabilities in Morocco

    Published with permission from Round Earth Media  By Maria Luisa Frasson-Nori RABAT, Morocco – In an inconspicuous brown building sandwiched between a tire shop and a parking garage, the door to apartment No. 3 is Read More

    Meet the amazing cast behind a life-changing drug

    It was well after midnight in San Francisco when Eugenio (“Geno”) de Hostos picked up the phone—but when his colleagues in China answered, he felt the familiar jolt of excitement. He’d felt the same thrill at dawn, talking to his colleagues in Switzerland. At five, in a call to Maryland with the US Food and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWaking from sleeping sickness in the DRCThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisPATH is at SXSW ;

    The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

    Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and sexual health. Female circumcision, more appropriately known as female genital Read More

    “Depression: let’s talk” says WHO, as depression tops list of causes of ill health

    Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives. The new estimates have been released in the lead-up to World Health Day on 7 April, the high point in WHO’s year-long campaign “Depression: let’s talk”.

    Creating Consensus on HICs’ Global Surgery Efforts in the Developing World

    Today, 830 childbearing women will die from avoidable causes, mainly in the developing world, and mainly from lack of surgical intervention. (1,2) They are among the five billion people who do not have access to Read More

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    Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

    May. 16, 2017 – Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a mother of seven with late-stage cervical cancer, he must decide Read More

    Miriam Stats

    The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

    Apr. 12, 2017 – Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and sexual health. Female circumcision, more appropriately known as female genital Read More

    Brittney Okada

    Creating Consensus on HICs’ Global Surgery Efforts in the Developing World

    Mar. 20, 2017 – Today, 830 childbearing women will die from avoidable causes, mainly in the developing world, and mainly from lack of surgical intervention. (1,2) They are among the five billion people who do not have access to Read More

    Miriam Stats

    Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

    Mar. 13, 2017 – The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip has for five decades tested the remarkable resilience of the Read More