Hurricanes, air pollution, disease outbreaks — the news is filled with visual evidence of the intricate links between the environment and health. New studies and reports corroborate these global interconnections, […]
We all nod in agreement when we hear someone say we need to collaborate more. But turning this aspiration into action isn’t as easy as it sounds. This is especially […]
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in what is being called the worst storm in US history, and Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean and Florida immediately after. More than 1,200 people died […]
As embarrassing as it is to witness the United States pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, this move has instigated a much-needed boost for those of us […]
I have to be honest, working in global health and development can be depressing. Thinking of the magnitude of the global problems we face, combined with Western world shifts towards […]
“Change starts with ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The path to the extraordinary is open to anybody at any time.” ~Larry Brilliant, physician, technologist, philanthropist I first discovered this truth […]
Reports on the response to Ebola broadly agree on what needs to be done to deal with disease outbreaks. But Suerie Moon and colleagues find that the world is not […]
We all know we live in a globally inter-connected world. Changes in technology have greatly changed our daily lives, and we can now quickly speak out on issues that used to be distant problems. The current example is the atrocious kidnapping of school girls in northern Nigeria which has fueled international Twitter trending of the #bringbackourgirls campaign.