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Investigación y docencia en Venezuela: en contra de todas las dificultades

Venezuela es la puerta de entrada a Sur América. Ubicada al norte del continente y bañada por el mar Caribe, es uno de los puntos Read More

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Against all odds: medical research and education in Venezuela

Venezuela is the entrance to South America. Located in the north of the continent, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is one of the first places Read More

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Informal Caregivers in an Aging Society: An Interview with Len Fishman

Len Fishman, JD, is the Director of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. This Read More

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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


Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?

My son, Alexandre, was a year old when we moved from France to Senegal, where I lead PATH’s country program. My family had never lived in a malaria-endemic country before, and I worried about the best way to protect Alexandre, as well as my two older children. After lengthy discussions, we decided not to take […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe breast and beyond: improving feeding practices in KenyaHuman milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babiesMy family legacy: delivering health and equity across generations ;


Human milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babies

Ask Dr. Jayashree Mondkar what she loves to see, and she’ll say a happy, active baby. “When you see them,” says Dr. Mondkar, professor and head of neonatology at Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Municipal General Hospital in India, “it feels very nice when they come back chubby and happy and smiley in the well-baby […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSmall insects offer big nutrition and opportunityMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthWhat women want (in HIV protection) ;


If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution? New World Bank…

The new paper comes from Shanta Devarajan, the Bank’s Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region, (recently drafted in to help get the WDR to the finishing line) and Stuti Khemani, Senior Economist at its Development Research Group. The World Bank seems currently to be awash with fascinating reflections and rethinking on politics and power. This one’s big message is perfectly captured …


PIH’s Summer Reading Picks

Photo by Zack DeClerck / Partners In Health From a long reading list that’s circulating around PIH this summer, we’ve handpicked 12 books that we think our supporters would also enjoy, with comments from staff on why. For scholars and wonks, there are a few spectacularly researched books on the big questions in global health. For fiction fanatics, we’ve included a couple of novels based in places where PIH works. For everyone in-between, the list is mainly nonfiction, ranging from the indispensable Mountains Beyond Mountains to a story about a doctor bringing peace in a war zone. Below, our recommendations.


A Global Health Memo to the Next US President

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post.In every African and Southeast Asian country I have visited in the past year, I’ve heard people ask the same question: Who will become the next US president? And the unasked question at the heart of their query is always: What will that mean for us?The US remains among the most generous donors in the world when it comes to foreign assistance. Countries look to us not only for funds but for leadership on global health security around HIV, Zika, Ebola, and other emerging health threats. It makes me immensely proud to be a US citizen.If there is one thing I want to be sure the next US president knows, it is that foreign assistance is investment.


Knowledge, Support From Local Leaders, Communities Essential To Disease Outbreak Response…

Washington Post: Two years ago, Ebola became a public health emergency. Here are 5 lessons for fighting Zika Amy S. Patterson, professor of politics at the University of the South “…My fieldwork [responding to Ebola] in Liberia this year yields five insights. 1. Communities have vital information in health emergencies


Investigación y docencia en Venezuela: en contra de todas las dificultades

Reaching out our community with flu vaccinations.

Venezuela es la puerta de entrada a Sur América. Ubicada al norte del continente y bañada por el mar Caribe, es uno de los puntos Read More


Against all odds: medical research and education in Venezuela

Basic Life Support course in the Nurses Training School

Venezuela is the entrance to South America. Located in the north of the continent, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is one of the first places Read More


Zika Epidemic Rekindles U.S. Abortion Debate; All Advocates Agree More Funding Needed To…

USA TODAY: Zika outbreak could reignite abortion debate “…With nearly 1,000 pregnant women in the U.S. infected with Zika and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising all expectant mothers to be screened for exposure to the virus, the USA is beginning to get a hint about why the issue became so contentious in Latin…More


News in the Humanosphere: Philippines continue harsh crackdown on drug trade

The Philippines’ new president, Rodrigo Duterte, on Sunday publicly accused scores of judges, mayors, lawmakers, military personnel and police officers of involvement with the illegal drug trade, giving them 24 hours to surrender for investigation or, he said, be “hunted” down. Mr. Duterte rejected calls last week from international human rights groups to observe due


Calls Increase For Congress To Reconvene During Recess To Pass Zika Funding Legislation

Forbes: Obama Tries to Budge Congressional Republican Resistance Against Zika Funding “At President Obama’s press conference on August 4, he tried to awaken Congress about its failure to pass a $1.1 billion funding bill to deal with the looming Zika pestilence…” (Tiefer, 8/4). The Hill: HHS warns: Zika vaccine funding running dry “The Obama administration…More


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