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

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

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


Trump Administration Should Not Allow Foreign Countries To ‘Freeload’ Off U.S. Medical…

Wall Street Journal: How Other Countries Freeload on U.S. Drug Research Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest “President Trump says American companies have been getting ‘systematically ripped off’ by foreign governments and firms. He’s right. Yet he has backed a proposal that would make the problem even worse —…More

U.S. Must Maintain Leadership Role In Global Health, Development, ‘Cement Its Legacy’ With…

The Hill: Preventing global health crises requires modest American investment Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council “…Amidst questions of America’s future role in the world, it is important to recognize that the U.S. has demonstrated unparalleled moral, economic, and social leadership in global health and development. Whether driven by compassion…More

Medicaid’s lasting impressions: Population health and insurance at birth

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Heeju Sohn This article examines lasting mortality improvements associated with availability of Medicaid at time and place of birth.

Anxiety, Urgency Build Over President Trump’s Pick To Head USAID

POLITICO: Will Trump keep ‘America first’ with USAID pick? “President Donald Trump’s pledge to put ‘America first’ could spell bad news for the federal agency that helps foreign countries during times of disaster, famine, and war. But the two people believed to be the leading candidates to head the United States Agency for International Development…More

Continuing PEPFAR In Africa Important Humanitarian Effort, Critical To U.S. Interests

New York Times: America First, in Africa David Leonhardt, columnist at the New York Times “…The Chinese government is financing and subsidizing $1 trillion in spending, mostly in low-income countries around the world. … It’s a wonderful development in many ways. It’s also a reminder of China’s rising strategic challenge to the United States. ……More

More Than Half Of U.S. President Trump’s Global Development Council Resign, Devex Reports

Devex: More than half of President Trump’s Global Development Council have resigned “More than half of the president’s Global Development Council — a high-level advisory group of business, civil society, and academic leaders who offer guidance on U.S. foreign assistance — have resigned, according to a former member of the council who shared information on…More

Work, Health, And Insurance: A Shifting Landscape For Employers And Workers Alike

We examined the complex relationship among work, health, and health insurance, which has been affected by changing demographics and employment conditions in the United States.

Health Care Use And Spending Patterns Vary By Wage Level In Employer-Sponsored Plans [Workers’…

Employees face an increasing financial burden for health services as health care costs increase relative to earnings.

U.S. President Trump’s Immigration Ban Could Inhibit International Research, Prevention Work…

Nature: Trump immigration ban upends international work on disease “Diseases don’t respect borders, laws or walls. And efforts to combat them rely on networks of scientists to detect outbreaks early, understand how the diseases operate, and then intervene. Researchers say that President Donald Trump’s travel ban challenges that process, putting the United States at risk.…More

Next WHO Director General Must Focus On Agency’s Financing, Outgoing DG Chan Says

STAT: Can the WHO end its money crunch before it gets worse? “It’s anyone’s guess which of the three candidates still in the race to become the next director general of the World Health Organization will emerge victorious when WHO’s 194 member states vote in May. But ask anyone what the next director general’s biggest…More

Global Health Donors Should Funnel Money Through GFF To Better Leverage Funds, World Bank’s…

Devex: Jim Kim thinks more donors should leverage their funds “…Speaking at a breakfast event Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, [World Bank President Jim] Kim made a pitch to global health donors, asking them to consider channeling their funds through the Global Financing Facility for maternal and child health, which promises…More

American Leadership In Global Health Financing ‘Indispensable’ To U.S., Global Security,…

The Hill: Trump’s biggest impact: Global health financing Nick Seymour, student at Harvard College “…If the U.S. government is to deliver on common sense effective global health programs, leadership on the issue must come from our next president. A little over a year ago, I traveled with a group of student activists from Boston to…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

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

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