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“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 Read More

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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

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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 Read More


Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

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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 Read More


Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

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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 Read More


Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

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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 Read More


Acceso gratuito a UpToDate en Ecuador – Free access to UpToDate in Ecuador

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[English at the bottom] Como una medida de apoyo para todos los cuerpos de emergencia y profesionales de la salud que toman parte de las Read More


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

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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


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