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Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More

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The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More

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Silver lining despite Senate’s failure to block Saudi arms deal

A resolution to block the sale of $1.15 billion in tanks and weapons by the U.S. to Saudi Arabia failed in the Senate today. Politicians from both parties joined to oppose the deal, but could not muster enough support to stop it. It comes on the heels of new evidence that U.S. bombs were used


Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

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Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More


Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Puts Americans At Risk

The Hill: Playing politics with Zika funding puts Americans at risk Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) “…Unless Congress takes action, the Zika threat will continue to be real and imminent. … With each passing day of inaction, safety measures that could stop the virus from spreading are…More


The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

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On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More


News in the Humanosphere: Former hit man says Philippine president ordered killings

An admitted former assassin has accused Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of personally ordering extrajudicial killings – and, in one case, pulling the trigger. Government officials have forcefully rejected the allegations, with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre calling the man’s testimony “lies, fabrications and a product of a fertile and a coached imagination,” Reuters reports. The explosive


News in the Humanosphere: U.S. lifts economic sanctions on two developing countries

Myanmar… The White House issued the announcement during a visit with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader, whose victory in democratic elections last year was viewed by the Obama administration as a triumph in the president’s strategy of engaging with countries the United States had long shunned. “Recognizing the progress toward democratic transition that


Senate opponents join forces to prevent U.S. arms sales to Saudis

Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., do not see eye to eye on most issues. However, the two agree that the U.S. should not be selling arms to Saudi Arabia.


Senate stalls Zika funding while WHO, researchers deliver daunting updates

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe World Health Organization released new recommendations Tuesday, advising men and women who have traveled to areas of active Zika transmission, whether symptomatic or not, to use condoms or abstain from sex  for six months. That’s the length of time previously advised only for males who did show symptoms of Zika infection, and almost as […](Read more…)


Aid Agencies Call On Zimbabwe President Mugabe To Allow Fair Food Aid Distribution

The Guardian: Zimbabwe urged to put compassion before politics in distribution of food aid “Aid agencies have called on President Robert Mugabe’s government to look beyond political differences and prioritize humanitarian principles after the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of partisan food aid distribution. The commission’s chairman, Elasto Mugwadi, revealed this…More


Vox Examines Reasons For U.S. Congressional Inaction On Zika, Proposals For Improved Disease…

Vox: We’re screwed on outbreaks like Zika as long as we have to rely on Congress for money “…On the surface, the reason lawmakers have failed to fund the Zika bill had to do with partisan politics. … But there are more systemic reasons why much-needed public health money can get lost in political infighting,…More


Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More


Sci-Hub and medical practice: an ethical dilemma in Peru

Sci-Hub is a pirate repository of scientific papers launched in 2011, and currently hosts more than 46 million articles. Thousands of people use this repository every day to access information, reaching more than 200 000 daily downloads of scientific articles that they would otherwise have to buy.1


PolitiFact Examines Bill Clinton’s Statements On Hillary Clinton’s Efforts To Increase…

PolitiFact: Bill Clinton: Hillary tripled AIDS treatment without spending more “…Bill Clinton said [during his Democratic convention speech that] when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she tripled the number of people with AIDS whose ‘lives are being saved,’ and it didn’t cost taxpayers any more money. Clinton took some liberties with the numbers. Treatment…More


News in the Humanosphere: Zambian elections are big test for the country’s stability

The election will be close. According to new electoral rules, the winner must gain more than 50 percent of the national vote instead of just a simple majority, a challenge for incumbent president Edgar Lungu, who won last year’s election with 48.3 percent of the vote – only 27,000 votes ahead of his rival Hakainde


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