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How did Zika rise so quickly to the top of the global health policy agenda?

The World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere in May 2015. Since then, transmission was identified in 18 countries Read More

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Links between child and adult chronic diseases: Lessons from Guatemala

Since 2013, I have had the great joy of working in rural Guatemala for the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance—first during medical Read More

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Global scabies control: An interview with Andrew Steer and Lucia Romani

Andrew Steer is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and a senior researcher at the University of Melbourne and Read More

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How did Zika rise so quickly to the top of the global health policy agenda?

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The World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere in May 2015. Since then, transmission was identified in 18 countries Read More


Links between child and adult chronic diseases: Lessons from Guatemala

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Since 2013, I have had the great joy of working in rural Guatemala for the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance—first during medical Read More


Global scabies control: An interview with Andrew Steer and Lucia Romani

Scabies illustration from a 1904 medical textbook. (Image rotated and cropped; source.)

Andrew Steer is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and a senior researcher at the University of Melbourne and Read More


Chocolate Snack Diplomacy in Pyongyang, North Korea

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I stared down at the small packet containing this presumably chocolate-flavored snack. It was literally labelled as “Chocolate Snack.” I took a bite, not knowing Read More


What gravestones can tell us about global men’s health

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I’ve been working as an advocate in the men’s health field for over 20 years but there are still moments when the significance of what Read More


New year, new Global Health Hub

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The Global Health Hub has some news for 2016 that we’re excited to share with you, dear reader. This year, the Global Health Hub will Read More


Valuing palliative care in global health

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Naomi, a single mother of seven from a rural community in the highlands of Guatemala, has endured terminal cervical cancer for some years. When she Read More


Our favorite Hub Originals from 2015

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In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2015. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged Read More


“A reflexive, relentless interrogation of common sense”: Emily Yates-Doerr on anthropology, global health, and obesity

Emily Yates-Doerr is a Veni Laureate and assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She currently is studying a United Nations initiative to improve Read More


Syria and the Global Health Community

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Can you imagine 6 million children in transit, fleeing violence in their hometowns, seeking a place to live, eat, sleep, and learn with their families Read More


They are children too: Adolescent mothers and the “1,000 Days” nutrition movement in Guatemala

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I first met Carolina on a crisp, sunny morning in April 2014. A young Maya indigenous mother, she had been referred to my organization’s clinic Read More


This is water? Reflections on a preventable maternal death

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Most of the time I prefer my role as a doctor in Guatemala to my residency. In Boston I am always under time pressure, I Read More


Metrics, evidence, and RCTs in global health: An Interview with Vincanne Adams

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Vincanne Adams, PhD, is Professor of Medical Anthropology and Vice Chair of the Department of Anthropology at UCSF. She is the author of numerous books Read More


Black lives matter: thoughts from the delivery ward in St. Louis

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I live in St. Louis, Missouri, which since 2014 has most notably been in the news for the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Read More


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