To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her 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 Read More

The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More


Opinion Piece Examines Climate, Environment-Related Aspects Of U.S. Intelligence Community’s…

New York Times: A Spy’s Guide to Climate Change Justin Gillis, contributing opinion writer at the New York Times “The Trump administration is seeking to withdraw the United States from the international accord reached in Paris in 2015 to fight climate change. It is trying to rescind regulations on the issue. It has even scrubbed…More

OECD’s DAC Plays Unique Role In Development Finance

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: In defense of traditional aid Anthony F. Pipa, senior fellow for global economy and development at Brookings, discusses highlights from a roundtable discussion on the role of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and writes, “Our roundtable discussion … highlighted that an uncertain environment and…More

Ethical Implications Of Strategies Addressing Drug Resistance Require ‘Careful…

Project Syndicate: The Ethics of Fighting Drug Resistance Christian Munthe, bioethicist and professor of philosophy at the University of Gothenburg “…[T]he ethical roadmap for addressing [drug resistance] remains dangerously ill-defined. Health care policies that pursue long-term goals often have short-term costs for human, animal, and environmental well-being. … [E]thicists, health care researchers, and social scientists…More

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx Discusses DREAMS Initiative At Wilson Center Event

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator: DREAMS Program Reduced HIV/AIDS Among Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa Yuval Cohen, an intern with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center, summarizes comments made by U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx “at a recent Wilson Center…More

Coaching in action: preparing for stress

My husband spent a year at an unaccompanied posting with the US government. He wasn’t a solider; he was a bureaucrat. But it was a year away from me and [ read more brave ]

Global Health Leaders Should Recognize Links Between Environmental, Health Policies

The Conversation: Why climate change is worsening public health problems Chelsey Kivland, professor at Dartmouth College, and Anne Sosin, program manager for the global health initiative at Dartmouth College “Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. … Yet focusing on access is not enough. The imperative for access must be paired…More

Women’s Rights, Environmental Advocates Should Work Together To Improve Access To Family…

Washington Post: Women’s rights issues are climate change issues John Podesta, former chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, former counselor to President Barack Obama, and former member of the U.N. secretary general’s high-level panel on the post-2015 development agenda; and Timothy E. Wirth, vice chair and president emeritus of the United Nations Foundation “…Forging…More

Environment, Cybersecurity Top List Of Concerns In WEF’s 2018 Global Risk Report

Devex: Climate, cybersecurity top list of global threats in new report “A range of environmental risks and cybersecurity threats top the list of concerns in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risk Report, even as economic issues diminish amid continued growth. … The survey found that all five risks in the environmental category were ranked…More

U.N. Environment Programme, WHO Sign Agreement To Address Environmental Health Risks

U.N. News Centre: Taking on environmental health risks, U.N. agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth “Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. The partnership, announced Wednesday, between the…More

Wilson Center Event Highlights 30th Anniversary Of Safe Motherhood Initiative

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The 30th Anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative Sarah Barnes, program associate with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discusses a December 8 Wilson Center event to mark the anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative. Participants highlighted successes in improving maternal health…More

Experts At Wilson Center Event Highlight Faith-Based Family Planning Efforts

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Saving Money and Lives With Faith-Based Family Planning Anuj Krishnamurthy, intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, highlights an event held in July at the Wilson Center, during which panelists discussed the role of faith-based…More

NCDs: refocusing our efforts just in time

0000-0002-1767-4576On December 9-11, the second NCDA forum will take place in Sharjah, UAE. The theme of the conference is aptly Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count, providing a unique opportunity to unite and mobilise NCD civil society ahead of the 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs. For the wider health and non-health audience, this blog post provides an insight into the current state of NCDs, and the exciting road ahead. Taking stock  The global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represents a crisis largely of our collective creation and poses a multitude of risks to everyone, everywhere. NCDs are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with three in four of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries.

U.N. Report Highlights Environmental Dimension Of Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP: U.N. report cites environmental threat of antimicrobial resistance “A report [Tuesday] from the United Nations Environment Programme (U.N. Environment) highlights the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance. The Frontiers Report, launched during the third U.N.

Wilson Center To Recognize 30th Anniversary Of Safe Motherhood Initiative

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The Single Best Intervention: Thirty Years of Safe Motherhood “…To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, Dot Mom asked leaders in the field to reflect on the most impactful intervention of last 30 years. Join us at the Wilson Center…More

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