In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2015. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged Read More
Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: The Trans-Pacific Partnership would worsen health crises Rohit Malpani, director of policy and analysis for Médecins Sans Frontières’s Access Campaign “The April 25 editorial ‘A healthy agreement’ suggested the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] won’t significantly restrict access to medicines, including in developing countries. [However, some] countries … have seen dramatically…More
India is suffering. In the midst of the worst drought, it has seen in half a century, some 330 million people are currently affected, reports the government. The scarcity is so severe that schools, farms, and even hospitals cannot function – doctors don’t have enough water to wash their hands – and many people are
Categories: What we’re readingTags: DREAMS, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Michael Gerson, Mozambique, Treatment Adherence Clubs, UNAIDS, ZambiaWhy Africa’s HIV crisis continues . . . – This opinion piece by Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson is troubling both in its assumptions and its glaring omissions. As a key Bush Administration advocate for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Gerson is familiar with the conditions and challenges that have fueled the […](Read more…)
Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: How Americans help Africans fight HIV Zeda Rosenberg, founding chief executive of the International Partnership for Microbicides “…Important HIV prevention programs funded by U.S. taxpayers can significantly reduce new infections among vulnerable girls and women so they can stay healthy and thrive. … There will be no silver bullet…More
Washington Post: A healthy agreement Editorial Board “…No argument against the proposed [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] trade agreement packs more emotional punch than the claim that the deal would be bad for people’s health — and even result in avoidable deaths — both in the United States and in the 11 other signatory nations. The argument,…More
Washington Post: Why Africa’s HIV crisis continues to devastate young women Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…High rates of HIV infection among young women [in sub-Saharan Africa] are a medical crisis for which there is no purely medical answer. Norms need to be changed. The empowerment of young women has become an essential health priority. ……More
Washington Post: We must zap Zika before it’s too late Editorial Board “Congress and President Obama are engaged in a needless spat over the president’s Feb. 8 request for about $1.9 billion to fight the growing danger of the Zika virus. … Further delay will degrade preparedness for a virus that carries a greater punch…More
The U.S. has denied entry to a Syrian aid worker traveling to accept an award for providing humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of fellow Syrians, work supported by the U.S. government. Raed Saleh, head of Syria Civil Defence, arrived at Washington Dulles airport late Monday night and was told his visa was no longer
In observance of Earth Day, we examine how climate change poses both threats and opportunities for the future of human sanitation, nutrition, and diarrheal disease. Photo: PATH/Patrick McKern. Here at DefeatDD, we love our home planet. We love its mountains, trees, oceans, rivers, flowers, and the beautiful diversity of animals and humans that inhabit it. But on Earth Day and every day, we’re thinking about poop.
Zika, a disease caused by Zika virus, can be spread from mother to child, through sexual contact, mosquito bites and blood transfusion. While most symptoms of Zika are mild, Zika infections in pregnant woman has been linked to microcephaly and other birth abnormalities. Zika has now been declared as a public health emergency of international concern. As a complement to the news and near panic around the illness we are featuring five unheard voices on Zika: Unheard voice 1: How politics in Brazil makes this worse “The ability of the state to properly respond to sexually transmitted diseases in general is really compromised, and there is nothing from the political point of view that is going to change soon,” says Sonia Correa, a co-chair of the Sexuality Policy Watch at the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association in Rio de Janeiro.
News outlets report on the findings of a new WHO-led study examining the return on investments in mental health, as well as a meeting convened by the WHO and the World Bank taking place this week in Washington, D.C., to address the issue. CNN: Treating anxiety, depression can help global economy, study says “…For every…More
Point-of-use (POU) strategies to improve drinking water, particularly chlorination, are promoted within cholera epidemics when centrally delivered safe drinking water is lacking.