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We need to incentivize antibiotic R&D better

Lena Theunissen holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Dresden. Currently, she studies medicine at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. She is an Read More

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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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We need to incentivize antibiotic R&D better

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Lena Theunissen holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Dresden. Currently, she studies medicine at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. She is an Read More


“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


U.S. House, Senate Continue Zika Funding Negotiations; House Passes Measure Easing State, Local…

CNN: House passes narrow Zika measure designed to remove red tape “The House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that makes it easier for state and local governments to spray pesticides to kill mosquitoes and stop the spread of the Zika virus…” (Walsh, 5/24). CQ News: Difficult Negotiations Begin Over Competing Zika Response Bills “Negotiations…More


Liberalism, Capitalism, Democracy Contributed To Recent Global Health Gains

Washington Post: Things have never been better? Jennifer Rubin, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[W]ealth creation alone does not automatically result in healthier and richer people around the globe. It takes both public efforts such as George W. Bush’s President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, which has saved millions of lives, and private efforts…More


House action on Zika split on party lines, views of public health protection

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingWhile the Zika virus freely crosses national boundaries and territorial lines alike, the U.S. Representatives stuck pretty much to party lines Wednesday, when more than three months after President Obama requested $1.9 billion to respond to the spread of the vector-borne disease and its impacts, they voted to supply less than a third of the […](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


U.S. presidential campaign in the Humanosphere #3: What about the rest of the world?

This is the third story in a running series of dispatches providing analysis on issues that come up in the U.S. presidential primaries and election that are relevant to the Humanosphere. Global poverty and inequality will get scant attention from the campaigns, but issues raised and ideas tabled during the process will have an impact


Meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning…

An Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 19 May 2016, from 13:00 to 17:15 Central European Time[1]. The following affected States Parties participated in the information session of the meeting: Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


U.S. Senate Republicans Block Democrats’ Stand-Alone Zika Spending Bill Proposals; Sen….

CQ News: Zika Aid Prompts New Senate Spat Over Spending Levels “The debate over Zika funding reached a fever pitch on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon, as lawmakers sparred over competing standalone proposals to provide extra appropriations to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne virus. … The Senate drama demonstrated Democrats are concerned Zika aid…More


House, Senate bills show widely divergent views of time, money needed for Zika, future threats

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: Ebola, Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen.


The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title

Guest review from Alice Evans, Human Geography lecturer, Cambridge The age of ‘best practice’ is over. The time of politics has come. Rather than identify and rollout effective policies, we need to understand the political struggles and coalitions by which socio-economic and political resources come to be redistributed more equitably – across classes, genders, ethnicities and spaces. The Politics of Inclusive Development: Policy, State Capacity, …


Change of government’s subsidization policy improves smoking cessation services: a…

The Taiwanese government increased financial subsidies for smoking cessation services in 2012.


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


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