To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More

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World Leaders ‘Should Listen’ To Bill Gates’s Warnings About Pandemics, Suggestions For…

Washington Post: When nature is a terrorist Editorial Board “Bill Gates … gave a speech the other day at the Munich Security Conference that should have caught everyone’s attention. Mr. Gates insisted that world leaders think differently about public health and national security. They should listen. … [Since the anthrax attacks of 2001,] the villain…More

As Rockefeller Foundation President, Shah Can Have ‘Profound Impact’ On Global Food…

Agri-Pulse: Opinion: Shah to lead Rockefeller Foundation: Implications for global food security Marshall Matz, who specializes in agriculture at OFW Law in Washington, D.C., and was founding chair of the Board of the World Food Program, USA, discusses Dr. Raj Shah’s new position as president of the Rockefeller Foundation, writing, “Dr. Shah is the former…More

South Sudan, U.S. Governments Must Do More To Alleviate Violence, ‘Man-Made’ Humanitarian,…

Washington Post: South Sudan’s man-made famine demands a response Editorial Board “…By international standards, 42 percent of the population [of South Sudan] is now classified as ‘severely food insecure,’ an unprecedented level, and many are enduring the most severe trial of all, famine. By the peak of the lean season in July, nearly 5.5 million people…More

How our cities’ sanitation problem is damaging health

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To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

Liberia’s Health Minister Bernice Dahn Discusses Lessons Of Ebola Epidemic, Importance Of…

Devex: Q&A: Liberia’s minister of health on lessons learned from the Ebola crisis “‘West Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb,’ Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s minister of health, said at an event last week. ‘Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation’ celebrated the 10th anniversary of the department of global health at the University of Washington,…More

Haitian Government, U.N., Partner Organizations Launch 2-Year, $291M Plan To Save Lives,…

U.N. News Centre: Haitian Government, U.N., and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience “The United Nations together with relief organizations in Haiti have launched a two-year, $291 million response plan with the government to reach more than 2.4 million people across the island that was struck by a devastating hurricane last…More

Trump Administration, Governments Of Developing Countries Must Prioritize Malaria Efforts

Washington Post: Malaria is getting bigger and badder — and we’re not ready for it Robert Gebelhoff, assistant editor of the Washington Post’s In Theory “…Thanks to decades of using insecticides and drugs to stave [off] the mosquito-borne disease, malaria has slowly been evolving to get around our offenses. Without any effective vaccine in place,…More

E. coli contamination of child complementary foods and association with domestic hygiene in…

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Expanded Mexico City Policy Threatens Women’s Health, U.S. Leadership In Global Health

Washington Post: The Trump administration threatens to imperil women’s health worldwide Editorial Board “Some say the ‘Mexico City policy’ — a restriction on U.S. funds to international organizations that provide, advise, or discuss abortions — looks like a game of ping-pong. Republican administrations implement the rule, and Democratic ones volley it back. If so, President…More

African Union Meeting Hears Concerns Over Trump Administration’s Policies, Lack Of Engagement…

Washington Post: Africa’s leaders consider a future when the U.S. no longer cares “In Barack Obama’s landmark speech before the African Union in July 2015 — the first by a sitting U.S. president — he told the assembled heads of state and delegates that the United States was ready to be a development partner with…More

Efforts To Achieve Universal Gender Parity Making Progress, But Gaps Remain In Political,…

Washington Post: It will take 170 years for women to be equal to men — unless some things change, study says “It’s getting harder to be a woman. That’s the conclusion of a new study on the Global Gender Gap from the World Economic Forum. The annual review looks at 142 countries, and evaluates women’s…More

Rewire Examines Vice President Mike Pence’s Comments On Abortion At March For Life

Rewire: Pence Says Science Supports Anti-Choice Policies — It Doesn’t Ally Boguhn, political and campaigns editor at Rewire, discusses Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks at Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., on science and abortion, writing, “Vice President Mike Pence claimed that the ‘steady advance of science’ was aiding the anti-choice crusade … Pence…More

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