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Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of 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

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More

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U.S. House Committee Chair Asks NIH Officials To Release Documents Related To Work With WHO’s…

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. congressional committee demands answers on WHO cancer agency “The chairman of a U.S. congressional committee investigating taxpayer funding of a World Health Organization cancer agency has asked U.S. health officials to release crucial documents. In a letter seen by Reuters and sent on Thursday to the head of the National Institutes of…More


The Lancet Examines Congressional Support For U.S. Cures Act, Potential For Funding

The Lancet: Experts confident of Congressional funding for U.S. Cures Act “Just five weeks before his presidency ended, Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a law that will sustain several of his signature biomedical research initiatives, streamline the U.S. drug and medical device approval process, improve the nation’s mental health care system, and…More


Symposium On Global Mental Health Offered Transdisciplinary Perspectives From Key Players

Global Public Health Journal: The Georgetown symposium on global mental health: Transdisciplinary perspectives Emily Mendenhall, assistant professor at Georgetown University, discusses conference proceedings from a one-day symposium hosted by Georgetown University on global mental health. Mendenhall writes, “This meeting followed four days of intensive meetings on global mental health in Washington, D.C., hosted by a…More


How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More


U.N. SG Guterres, U.S. President-Elect Trump Have ‘Very Positive Discussion’ In…

Reuters: After disparaging United Nations, Trump and new U.N. chief talk “New United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres spoke with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, and the two had ‘a very positive discussion on U.S./U.N. relations,’ said a U.N.


2016 in Review: Your favorite social media content

Another year has passed, and as we do each year-end, here’s a rundown of what content resonated most with you on World Bank social media in 2016. Four World Bank Facebook posts you cared about most Some of our most popular and engaging content on Facebook in 2016 was, not surprisingly, multimedia. Check out these posts that made the biggest impact with you in the last year. On October 17 – now recognized as End Poverty Day – Bangladeshi singer Habib Wahid unveiled a new song singing the praises of his country’s rapid progress in reducing poverty and building a prosperous society.


Haiti’s New Pathology Lab Accelerates Cancer Diagnosis

Cecille Joan Avila / Partners In HealthProphete Lagrénade, a histopathology technician, holds a tissue sample in the new pathology section of the regional reference laboratory. Inside a white-washed room the size of a generous walk-in closet, three Partners In Health laboratory technicians and a pathologist meticulously slice tissue samples and embed them in paraffin. They are the first employees to christen the new pathology section in the Mirebalais Regional Reference Laboratory. To outside observers, their work may seem tedious. But to cancer patients, it’s lifesaving


Our Year in Photos

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Hospital in the Hills: Rising Above Cancer in Rwanda

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Year in Review: 2016 in 12 Charts (and a video)

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the data reveals some of the challenges we face but also the progress we’ve made toward a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future. Here are 12 charts that help tell the stories of the year. 1.The number of refugees in the world increased. At the start of 2016, 65 million people had been forcibly displaced from their homes, up from 60 million the year before


After Hurricane Matthew: PIH’s Work in Southern Haiti

Photo by Aliesha J. Porcena / Partners In HealthPIH’s leadership team in Haiti discusses the damage from Hurricane Matthew with Dr.Jean Yves Domercant (center), medical director of the Immaculate Conception Hospital in Les Cayes. Two months after Hurricane Matthew plowed through southern Haiti and destroyed lives and livelihoods, the world’s attention to the humanitarian crisis has shifted. But Partners In Health's work hasn't wavered.


PIH’s Emmanuel Kamanzi on Working in Global Health

Photo by Zack DeClerck / Partners In Health Emmanuel Kamanzi has worked for Partners In Health for almost a decade in many places and roles. He's spent the last three years in PIH's Boston office and is now returning home to Rwanda to take on his biggest project yet—overseeing the building and development of the University of Global Health Equity. We asked him to reflect on his career and offer advice to aspiring global health professionals. Standing on a hill in Burera, a rural district in northern Rwanda, I see other green and terraced hills all around.


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


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More


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