Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

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


Our favorite Hub Originals from 2015

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

“A reflexive, relentless interrogation of common sense”: Emily Yates-Doerr on anthropology, global health, and obesity

Emily Yates-Doerr is a Veni Laureate and assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She currently is studying a United Nations initiative to improve Read More


Menstrual hygiene is a universal – but complex – human right

In the first of our mini blog series to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), Dani Barrington offers her musings on menstruation. The post Menstrual hygiene is a universal – but complex – human right appeared first on WhyDev.

NPR Interviews Former Ebola Czar Ron Klain About U.S. Zika Response, Outbreak Preparedness

NPR: Former White House Ebola Czar Urges Congress To Act Faster On Zika “NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator, about his op-ed piece in the Washington Post about the Zika virus. He says the U.S. needs to create a public health emergency management agency, like FEMA for health…More

Sustainable Sanitation: The Need Of The Hour

I am often asked why I chose sanitation as a focus area and what makes the India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) different. read more

Ensuring WASH In Health Care Settings ‘Requires Action,’ Will Help Improve Maternal Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Delivering maternal health requires water and sanitation Anne Mutabaruka, head of programs at WaterAid Rwanda “…Water and sanitation are essential to [the human rights, good health, and progress of women and girls]. Girls cannot grow up healthy if they do not have clean water to drink, a safe toilet to use, and…More

Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?


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

Washington Post Examines WHO Director General Elections

Washington Post: The World Health Organization is electing a new leader. Here’s what you need to know. “…WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will complete her term, and the World Health Assembly will vote on her successor in May 2017. What’s different about this election is increased transparency.

Congress Should Respond ‘Quickly’ To Zika

The Hill: Funding the fight against Zika Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) “…[The U.S.] should be taking the lead on developing quick and accurate testing, eliminating the backlog of Zika tests causing some women to wait 30 days for answers, understanding exactly how the disease is spread, educating the public and particularly women of child-bearing…More

Congress Must No Longer Delay Zika Funding

Washington Post: The GOP Congress must stop hurting the Zika fight Editorial Board “…Now that Congress has returned from its recess, it is time to buckle down and approve the president’s request for about $1.9 billion in emergency funding, or something close to it. … The time to prepare for the onslaught of virus-carrying Aedes…More

Monitoring the inputs required to extend and sustain hygiene promotion: findings from the GLAAS…

Objectives There are significant gaps in information about the inputs required to effectively extend and sustain hygiene promotion activities to improve people’s health outcomes through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions.

Register Now for Agriculture, Innovation and Technology, a new online course from TechChange

TechChange is launching its first ever online course on Agriculture, Innovation and Technology in coordination with ICTforAg 2016, a premier conference on the use of technology to improve smallholder value chains. The four-week online certificate course will explore a number of design considerations and technologies to help make agricultural production increasingly accessible and affordable in the developing world. These include: digital financial services, SMS and IVR campaign tools, remote sensing technologies, mobile applications and services, drone surveillance, GIS data and more. The course will use the principles of digital development as a guiding framework and feature a variety of discussions, activities, case studies and live guest expert presentations around the following weekly topics: Week 1: Introduction, Crop Planning and Financing Week 2: Planting and Growing (Crop Cycle) Week 3: Post-Harvest and Farm Management Week 4: The Horizon of ICTs for Agriculture (Sensors, GIS, Big Data, and Digital Photo Recognition, Data Analytics) The course will also consider a range of challenges to implementation like access to power, language barriers, literacy levels, high transactions costs, access to quality extension services and more.

‘Supposedly Pro-Life Majorities’ In Congress Must Not Delay U.S. Response To Zika

Washington Post: For Republicans in Congress, does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika? Dana Milbank, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[T]he supposedly pro-life majorities in both chambers of Congress have done nothing with [President] Obama’s [Zika emergency funding] request, more than three months after he made it in early February. Republicans demanded that the administration…More

Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people will have enough fresh water…More

Zambia’s bold ambition: zero malaria by 2020

Editor’s note: Post author Nanthalile Mugala, PATH’s program leader in Zambia, is speaking about Zambia’s efforts to eliminate malaria at PATH’s Breakfast for Global Health, which will be held on May 10 in Bellevue, Washington, and May 13 in Seattle. My country, Zambia, is about to release a bold plan to eliminate malaria by 2020—and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe battle against malaria gets a major data makeoverThe next great elimination story: malariaProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;

News from the Humanosphere: Climate summit kicks off in D.C.

Ban Ki-moon, Jim Yong Kim, Segolene Royale, Al Gore, Mike Bloomberg, a whole bunch of mayors from around the world, business, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders are descending on Washington, D.C., today for the start of a two-day Climate Action Summit. The summit is being convened by a number of public and private partners to catalyze

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