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Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.21.2017 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter's January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today.

Colombia Advises Women To Delay Pregnancy During Zika Outbreak

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The mosquito-borne Zika virus has already infected more than 13,500 people in Colombia and could hit as many as 700,000, the health...

Where to Eat in Bogotá

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Courtesy of BaitaAn increasingly diverse crowd of chefs is rapidly expanding the Colombian capital's culinary repertoire. Most of the action is...

Támesis, Colombia: A Beacon for Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2017 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

'House of Health (HH)' San Juan de Dios is nestled in the middle of the charming town of Támesis. From a public health perspective, the HH San Juan de Dios is on the cutting edge of progressive innovation.

Letter from Granizal, Colombia, To The World...And Back

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

During the early 1990's, Medellin had the world's highest homicide rate of 400 for every 100,000 people. The history of violence and the influx of people into this urban area demanded a change in the way people understood and lived in their city.

Bogotá Cannot Expect A Miracle

Camila Mendoza | Posted 01.12.2017 | Teen
Camila Mendoza

Bogotá, Colombia is a city brimming with life. Articles such as those from The New York Times have helped the city see an exponential growth in tour...

Fair Trade Cocaine

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.13.2017 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.

Measuring Impact of Public Programs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.

Desplazados: The Invisible Citizens

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

As we boarded the plane from Boston to Medellin, Colombia, and our tickets were being scanned one by one, we realized the importance of being counted.

The U.S., Colombia and Human Rights Doublespeak

Dan Kovalik | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

Critical to the U.S.'s ability to get away with its backing of monstrous crimes is the Orwellian nature of U.S. government rhetoric about "democracy" and "human rights," and the main stream press's eagerness to parrot this rhetoric and selectively report upon human rights abuses.

Colombia Post-Conflicto y Salud Pública: Enfoque interdisciplinario de una pasión compartida

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.08.2017 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Autores: Indu Chelliah, Juan Manuel Martinez, Margarita Olarte, y Lindsey Wolf Aquella fue una mañana típica en la ciudad de Boston, como de costum...

Medellin: The Right Place and Time for Collaborative Learning in Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.07.2017 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Today marks Day 2 of the Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health course -- a project of the Open Hands Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia School of Medicine.

Vacationing In This South American Country Is As Good As It Gets

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.06.2017 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For us, that's what Medellin is -- the most comfortable and pleasant place we know to settle in, settle back, and simply savor the setting, the circumstance, and the company. For our family, this is as good as it gets.

This Country Was Just Named The Happiest In The World, Again

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.08.2016 | Latino Voices

The results of WIN/Gallup International Association's annual global end of the year survey are in, and the happiest country in the world is... COLOMBI...

2016 Will Be Colombia's Year, and Why It Matters

Alex Fattal | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
Alex Fattal

In 2015, news of Syria's globalized civil war and the mobilization of ISIS recruits dominated the international sections in U.S. newspapers. In contrast, Colombia's civil war, which has been winding down, has received much less attention.

Health Diplomacy: A Step Towards Peace

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 12.31.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Dare we say that despite our hopeful holiday wishes for peace, the present looks grim? How can we begin to heal? Where does peace begin?

Colombia - The Jewel of South America, Part 1

Joan Moran | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel
Joan Moran

I considered that my travel dream came true when I experienced the natural beauty and the exquisite wild animal life in South Africa last year. I had saved 10 years for that trip, and the reality of my tour was better than the projections of my dream.

Colombia - The Jewel of South America, Part 2

Joan Moran | Posted 12.29.2016 | Travel
Joan Moran

In the months before I went to Colombia on tour, I was reading a book called Salt. Did you know that salt was the most precious commodity since almost the existence of mankind? Salt linked every city, every country, and every tribe for thousands of years before the birth of Christ and thousands of years after.

3 Signs of Global Hope

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

There are promising initiatives pursuing this goal around the world. In Haiti, international aid organizations are assisting farmers in reviving a once-flourishing coffee and cocoa sector. In East Africa, the Economist has touted the potential of coffee to lift small farmers out of poverty.

The 5 Best Places To Buy Property Overseas In 2016

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to an uber-strong dollar, foreign markets in recession and worse, and rapidly expanding middle classes in key locations, we are amidst what I refer to as a golden age for the purchase of real estate overseas. Here are five markets that offer appealing lifestyle advantages and investment upside.

5 Ways Colombian Women are Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict

Rosella Chibambo | Posted 12.11.2016 | Women
Rosella Chibambo

Despite being targets for sexual and other forms of violence by guerrilla groups, paramilitary forces and state security forces, Colombian women are on the front lines of grassroots and national efforts to support survivors and rebuild their communities.

Long-Lost Spanish Treasure Galleon Found Off Colombia's Coast, President Says

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.07.2015 | World

After more than 300 years resting on the Caribbean floor, a sunken Spanish galleon believed to be carrying as much as $17 billion in treasure has been...

A New Day in Colombia

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Colombia has paired the economic momentum with institution building. The country's democracy has rapidly matured. Yet, there is no guarantee that this momentum will continue. Any future success would greatly benefit from Colombia successfully implementing a peace agreement with domestic guerillas.

Mercenaries in Yemen--the U.S. Connection

Laura Carlsen | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Laura Carlsen

Latin American mercenaries are leaving the ranks of the national armies of their countries to fight in the deserts of Yemen, wearing the uniform of the United Arab Emirates. They have been contracted by private US companies and in some cases directly by the government of the Arab country, which, thanks to vast oil reserves, has the second largest economy of the region.

Love and Drugs in the New Colombia

Courtenay Strickland | Posted 11.30.2016 | Crime
Courtenay Strickland

The story starts out much like ones you've heard before: boy meets girl, or girl meets girl, or boy meets boy. They chat, they smile, they connect. On...