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Refugee resettlement in Philadelphia, USA: Challenges and opportunities

Michelle Munyikwa is a MD/PhD (anthropology) candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research centers on the experiences of refugees resettling in Philadelphia, PA. In Read More

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The State and global health delivery

It was a rainy afternoon. I arrived at the district social affairs office for their monthly evaluation meeting just in time for Baried, the state Read More

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What are We Going to do about Corruption in Global Health? Let’s Tell a Story.

In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll from December 2015, the largest barrier to global health efforts as seen by the American public was corruption Read More

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China’s health assistance to Africa: opportunism or altruism?

China has made substantial health commitments to Africa in the past several decades.


Health systems strengthening in German development cooperation: making the case for a…

In the aftermath of the Ebola crisis and with renewed attention to resilient health systems, the process of improving approaches of global health actors to health systems strengthening is of great relevance.


Global constitutionalism, applied to global health governance: uncovering legitimacy deficits…

Global constitutionalism is a way of looking at the world, at global rules and how they are made, as if there was a global constitution, empowering global institutions to act as a global government, setting ru…


Global health partnership for student peer-to-peer psychiatry e-learning: Lessons learned

Global ‘twinning’ relationships between healthcare organizations and institutions in low and high-resource settings have created growing opportunities for e-health partnerships which capitalize upon expanding …


A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political…

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues as a significant public health threat around the world, most notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Abraar Karan and Dr. Tom Coates explore the potential for political leadership in the region to strengthen communication strategies through which to influence public attitudes and behaviors.  The HIV/AIDS epidemic is now almost through its fourth decade since becoming established as a major public health concern in the early 1980s


Three wins this week, for tackling obesity

When it comes to obesity in Australia, the statistics are alarming – and generally getting worse. The national prevalence of obesity has increased significantly over the past few decades. Roughly three in ten Australian adults are now obese, with a further 36% classified as overweight. Together, that’s almost two in three of us. Seven in every 100 children are obese (and around one in four, overweight or obese) – an increase from almost zero in 1980


The inescapable question of fairness in Pay-for-performance bonus distribution: a qualitative…

During the last decade there has been a growing concern about the lack of results in the health sectors of many low income countries.


A bibliometric analysis of literature on malaria vector resistance: (1996 – 2015)

Emergence of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is a real threat to future goals of elimination and control of malaria.


What a Trump Presidency Might Mean For Global Health

Last week, the world was shocked by the news that Donald Trump would become the next United States President. In this post, Emory University’s James Michiel takes a first look at how this surprising result might influence global health in the coming years. ON Wednesday 9th November, America woke up to the shocking news that, after a long, bitter election cycle, Donald J. Trump, the reality television star and controversial businessman, had bested former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States. The news was a startling surprise to those who had trusted the statisticians and prognosticators who had predicted a sweeping victory for the Democratic nominee, and a terrifying shock to those who have been disgusted by Trump’s oftentimes violently racist and misogynist rhetoric throughout the campaign


Uptake of the human papillomavirus vaccine in Kenya: testing the health belief model through…

Many studies investigate HPV vaccine acceptability, applying health behavior theories to identify determinants; few include real uptake, the final variable of interest.


An assessment of the barriers to accessing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in…

Afghanistan is one of the most fragile and conflict-affected countries in the world.


Political economy challenges in nutrition

Historically, implementing nutrition policy has confronted persistent obstacles, with many of these obstacles arising from political economy sources.


Assessment of the scope and practice of evaluation among medical donation programs

Medical donation programs for drugs, other medical products, training and other supportive services can improve access to essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and provide emergency a…


The challenge of bridging the gap between researchers and policy makers: experiences of a…

Getting research into policy and practice (GRIPP) is a process of going from research evidence to decisions and action.


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