Since early 2014, Ebola has infected about 27,600 people and caused more than 11,200 deaths. And this outbreak is not over. To put this in perspective, the largest outbreak ever recorded previously was 425 cases in Uganda. Last month, I visited Sierra Leone and Guinea, and continue to be impressed at how hard people are […]
So, what is the anatomy of a 21st century solution to solve a 21st century problem? One critical element is partnership — particularly public-private partnerships. Ebola is a case study into the value of partnership.
While the fight against Ebola is yet to be won, Americans should be proud of the role we have played in the progress made to date. We live in a complex, globally interconnected world, where ideas and viruses can spread almost instantaneously. The world has seen devastating health crises in the past, such as the […]
For those of us whose understanding of the Ebola epidemic comes from what we hear on news reports and the statistics we read about the disease, Ebola can seem like a very distant problem. And especially as many are starting to contend that this current outbreak is nearly over, the havoc wrought by Ebola is […]
With 250 citizens stretched over 3,000 miles and 6,000 islands, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. With a country this large, Indonesia’s leaders made a decision in the 1970s to prioritize family planning. In the public health arena, they are now known for their incredible success over the past few decades […]
Dewi Wulan smiled radiantly as she pulled off her surgical mask. All the patients at Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital’s TB clinic were wearing them, but she is now officially no longer contagious with TB, and therefore the mask was no longer required. I met Dewi, 29, at Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital, a busy urban hospital […]
Senator. Mom. Triathlete. That’s how Senator Pia Cayetano of the Philippines describes herself on Twitter. There’s one thing missing: hero. Senator Cayetano was the youngest female Senator ever elected in the Philippines nine years ago. At that time, the issue of reproductive health had been languishing in the Senate for more than five years. She […]