Navigating hearing disabilities in Morocco

Published with permission from Round Earth Media  By Maria Luisa Frasson-Nori RABAT, Morocco – In an inconspicuous brown building sandwiched between a tire shop and Read More

The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More

Muhammad Ashiq, Creative Commons

Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More


Garbage #recycling in #Egypt: Trading health for livelihood

Cairo’s garbage collectors, integral to the city’s waste management, object to scheme that threatens their livelihoods.

Public engagement and the role of the media in post-marketing drug safety


Moving beyond the individual: Community-level #prejudice and #health

Publication date: June 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 183 Author(s): Irene V.

Contemporary issues in global health

The global health community recently descended on Washington DC for the discipline’s annual conference held under the capable auspices of the ‘Consortium of Universities for Global Health’. Many of the session topics, satellite sessions, and coffee-break conversations offered microcosmic illustrations of global health issues and evolving trends that warrant further discussion outside of this microcosm. We don’t understand what Planetary Health is, but we know it’s important The theme of the conference – healthy people, health ecosystems – was an uncontroversial choice that plays to the dominant development zeitgeist. Climate change is undeniably preeminent as a global health threat, however it is clear than no one feels particularly confident with the subject – planetary health is still too big and too complex for most. Part of the problem is that the exact definition of planetary health is still up for grabs

Three things we need to know about “SOGI”

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, or IDAHOT. Why should we care about IDAHOT? Because sexual orientation and gender identity, or SOGI, matters. Here are three things we need to know about SOGI: First, SOGI inclusion is about zero discrimination. Despite some legal and social progress in the past two decades, LGBTI people continue to face widespread discrimination and violence in many countries

Why HIV-Infected and At-Risk HIV-Uninfected women are hospitalized

Objectives: We evaluated the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index score, an index composed of age, CD4 count, viral load, hemoglobin, Hepatitis C coinfection, Fibrosis Index-4, and estimated glomerular filtration rate, and psychosocial and clinical risk factors for all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected women on highly active antiretroviral therapy and HIV-uninfected women.

Investment In Adolescent Health Could Help Reduce Deaths From Preventable Causes

Fortune: More Than 1.2 Million Kids Die Each Year From Preventable Causes “More than 1.2 million young people across the world aged 10 to 19 died in 2015, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). And the majority were killed by preventable causes like road traffic injuries, suicides, and interpersonal violence…”…More

After Hurricane Matthew: PIH’s Impact in the South

Photo by Aliesha J. Porcena / Partners In HealthNurse Widline Louis-Juste (left) and Dr. Maurice Chery speak with a patient at the Lascahobas Cholera Treatment Center. Six months ago, Hurricane Matthew plowed across the southern tip of Haiti, leveling houses, sweeping away crops and livestock, and killing approximately 100 people in early October last year.

What is new/the same about the world’s new civic activist movements?

Bumped into Tom Carothers in the DFID foyer the other day, and he handed me a copy of a fascinating new Carnegie Endowment Report, Global Civic Activism in Flux. Late last year, Carnegie set up a Civic Activism Network that brought together 8 national experts on new forms of citizen activism in Brazil, Egypt, India, Kenya, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine, who each contributed chapters. …

Upcoming U.N. Meeting Opportunity To Address Gender Inequality In Disaster Risk Reduction…

Inter Press Service: Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives in Disasters — We must not miss the opportunity to set this right Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, under secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of U.N. Women, and Robert Glasser, U.N. secretary general’s special representative for disaster risk reduction and head of U.N. Office for…More

Global PPPs For Health Must Better Mainstream Gender, Analysis Concludes

Globalization and Health Journal: Gender blind? An analysis of global public-private partnerships for health Sarah Hawkes of the Institute for Global Health at University College London, Kent Buse of UNAIDS, and Anuj Kapilashrami of the Global Public Health Unit at the University of Edinburgh “identified 18 [Global Public Private Partnerships for Health (GPPPH)] … and…More

Blog Posts Discuss Nomination Of Mark Green As USAID Administrator

Center for Global Development: A Sound Choice for USAID Administrator Scott Morris, a senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, writes, “With so much uncertainty about the future of U.S. foreign assistance, engendered by skinny budgets, executive orders, and a rumor mill on overdrive, [President Trump’s nomination of Mark Andrew…More

NPR Examines How Illegal Gold Mining Could Be Correlated To Malaria’s Spread

NPR: How Illegal Gold Mining Relates To The Spread Of Malaria “New social science research shows that there is a correlation between illegal gold mining and the spread of malaria. We explore why this might be the case…” (Vedantam, 5/10).

Catholic Church In The Philippines Remains ‘Important Political Actor’ In Debate Over…

The Conversation: Inside the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health Gideon Lasco, PhD candidate in medical anthropology at Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam “On January 9 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning methods. The document also called…More

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