I live in St. Louis, Missouri, which since 2014 has most notably been in the news for the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Read More
Since returning to the United States from a three-month stint working in rural Guatemala, I’ve been thinking about how messy and random global health Read More
Perspective piece from The New England Journal of Medicine Source: Politics and Universal Health Coverage — The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda — NEJM
Nalini Saligram, Arogya World’s Founder and CEO, has been named an Ashoka Fellow, joining 3,000 leading social innovators across the world who are dedicated to using new ideas to solve social problems. Nalini Saligram (front right) with participants of Arogya World’s Healthy Schools program After a rigorous search and selection process, Saligram was named to the latest class of “innovators for the public.” This group demonstrates commitment to bold new ideas proving that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change. Ashoka Fellows work in over 70 countries around the globe in every area of human need. We are very excited about this honor and look forward to connecting and collaborating with other Fellows to put an end to chronic disease and improve health for women and their families around the world.
New York Times: The Chains of Mental Illness in West Africa “…Every society struggles to care for people with mental illness. In parts of West Africa, where psychiatry is virtually unknown, the chain is often a last resort for desperate families who cannot control a loved one in the grip of psychosis. … According to…More
News outlets highlight findings from the Global Hunger Index 2015. Deutsche Welle: Nearly 800 million people suffering from hunger worldwide: report “A new report on global hunger says that despite advances, some 795 million people are going hungry or suffering from malnutrition. It says more than one in four children is chronically malnourished. The Global Hunger…More
Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Three Ways to Make Room for Mental Health Yuna Sakuma, program associate at CGD; Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of Global Health Policy, and senior fellow at CGD; and Victoria de Menil, program manager for Global Mental Health at the Stanley Center and consultant at…More
Global Health NOW: Syria’s Lost Generation “Syrian children risk becoming a ‘lost generation’ if they don’t receive medical care, psychological support, and education, according to representatives of groups grappling with how to protect children displaced by the Syrian civil war. … Speaking at a panel discussion Monday at Yale University, [Unni Karunakara, former international president…More
The double burden of malnutrition is defined by the co-existence of serious levels of under- and overnutrition.1 Nowhere have overweight rates risen as fast as in the regions of South East Asia and the Pacific.
New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care. Existing health services often fail the world’s adolescents (10-19-year-olds). Many adolescents who suffer from mental health disorders, substance use, poor nutrition, intentional injuries and chronic illness do not have access to critical prevention and care services. Meanwhile, many behaviours that have a lifelong impact on health begin in adolescence.
In Uganda, much like in the United States, election fever is on the rise. Our next elections for president and Parliament, which take place every five years, will be held in February 2016. As the national political conversation begins, most Ugandans, like me, have one main concern—health. Health care is a top issue for Ugandans […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAn implementer’s perspective on family planning as a human rightDiabetes supplies: improving access to essential medicines and technologiesRemembering Alan Magill, a leader and friend in the fight to end malaria ;
U.N. News Centre: Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence — U.N. “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and more than 1.7 million are…More
It is well documented that firearm fatalities in the U.S. are far higher than other wealthy countries. The rate of 3.55 deaths per 100,000 people in 2013 is more than 6 times greater than our neighbor to the north, Canada (0.49 per 100,000). But it is the fact that the difference extends to children. In the
By Dr Vijay Panickar, Arogya World Dr. Vijay Panickar accepts the award on behalf of Arogya World. In recognition of its path-breaking efforts to advocate the need for wellness in the workplace, Arogya World was recognized as 2015’s “Corporate Wellness Champion” at the India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards 2015 (IHWSA), held in New Delhi last month. Instituted to “applaud the efforts of individuals and organizations working to improve India’s healthcare scenario,” the second iteration the IHWSA continues its mission to drive home the need for accessible and affordable healthcare facilities to the entire spectrum of Indian citizens. The yearly meetings (and their media outputs) provide both a rare platform for discussion between the varied stakeholders of health and, through its media output, a clear channel to inspire and involve the ultimate recipient: the average Indian.
WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The October 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on improving mental health in humanitarian emergencies (October 2015).