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Fragile states and global health

In this video, Dr. Greg Martin talks about Fragile States and Health. Dr. Martin is Editor of Globalization and Health Journal, an open access, peer-reviewed, Read More

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The looming co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes

Diabetes, an immunocompromised state, significantly increases the risk that person will develop tuberculosis (TB) infection. A new report released by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Read More

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Ebola Quarantine: unfair, unwise, not scientific & will impede essential efforts

The current Ebola quarantine created by politicians in some states is “…not scientifically based, is unfair and unwise, and will impede essential efforts…” according to Read More

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Fragile states and global health

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In this video, Dr. Greg Martin talks about Fragile States and Health. Dr. Martin is Editor of Globalization and Health Journal, an open access, peer-reviewed, Read More


The looming co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes

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Diabetes, an immunocompromised state, significantly increases the risk that person will develop tuberculosis (TB) infection. A new report released by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Read More


Towards a comprehensive global approach to prevention and control of NCDs

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Ebola Quarantine: unfair, unwise, not scientific & will impede essential efforts

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The current Ebola quarantine created by politicians in some states is “…not scientifically based, is unfair and unwise, and will impede essential efforts…” according to Read More


Ebola quarantines a major risk, says Top U.S. health official

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, criticized the quarantines


The greatest health threat you’ve never heard of, but need to know about.

If you have a conversation with someone about the leading cause of global deaths, discussions will usually turn to Ebola, HIV or TB. Even more so, when we think of the biggest killers in the world’s poorer nations, we tend to think of infectious pandemics, under-nutrition or problems resulting from a lack of clean water and sanitation. At the same time, when we think of challenges like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancers, we tend to think of lazy, aged populations living with too much, in rich communities. But in reality, both of these statements are completely false – and both insidious yet widespread myths have dire consequences on the health of our populations. This is where a new conversation around the facts becomes crucially important for Global Health.


Social Determinants of Health: Agriculture and Malnourishment

One of the reasons I decided to go into medicine was the belief that good health is fundamental to being able to live a meaningful life beyond the daily struggle for existence, one that might include a career, involvement with one’s community, or any other of the aspirations a person might have. After a few…


What global health can learn from Starbucks, Trident Seafoods and Microsoft

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What can supply chain experts from Starbucks, Microsoft and Trident Seafood share with public health practitioners at the Gates Foundation? Quite a lot, as it turns Read More


CDC Director: Why I don’t support a travel ban to combat Ebola

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By Tom Frieden “We don’t want to isolate parts of the world, or people who aren’t sick, because that’s going to drive patients with Ebola Read More


Mental Health Reflection – You are not weak.

This week, guest blogger Ashley Ng writes a reflective piece and poem on Mental Health, as Mental Health Day rolls by. Ashley is a PhD student at Deakin University and lives with diabetes. NCDFREE have recently launched their global campaign called #TheFace of NCDs. NCDs or Non-Communicable Diseases are health conditions that are non-infectious and cannot be passed from one person to another.


Courage is not the absence of fear: responding to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

Linda Meta Mobulaa | Global Health Science & Practice |  “During the height of the Ebola epidemic, I had the unique opportunity of working at the Read More


Health system indicators everywhere! Will we know success when we see it?

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I attended the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town last week. The central focus and theme of the conference this year Read More


We have ignored supply chains for essential medicines and devices, and that’s fueling the Ebola epidemic

Jason Nickerson in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan

I recently wrote of the need to understand the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of health systems. As the epidemic continues to spiral out of Read More


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