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Global Health Issues

Robert Kardashian Health Scare Is a Window Into an Epidemic Afflicting the Rest of The World

Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H | Posted 02.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H

Diabetes doesn't always come in the shapes and sizes that we think of either. To be sure, it is easy to blame the disease on "poor lifestyle choices" made by individuals who could otherwise prevent the afflictions of the disease on themselves. But the potential for developing the disease also has to do with genetics.

Reaching the First Birthday: September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Jenny Eaton Dyer | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Jenny Eaton Dyer

The most recent data in the U.S. shows that for every 1,000 babies born, six die during their first year. While that seems like a low number, the U.S. ranks 50th in the world in infant mortality. Compared to other developed nations, we fall behind many including most European countries.

Reaching the Tipping Point on Pediatric AIDS

Chip Lyons | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Chip Lyons

We are nearing the tipping point with pediatric AIDS, the moment when an HIV-free generation is possible. It cannot happen if we stop now.

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Sue Averill | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Sue Averill

I was a 25-year veteran of various emergency departments and had been involved in volunteer work for about five years, but never in Africa, never for this long and never doing this type of work.

A Fistula-Free Generation Is Achievable in Our Lifetime

Pamela Barnes | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

May is the month when we celebrate our mothers. For Fatoumata, a mother in Guinea, she is celebrating a brand new life. Recently, she was lifted from ...

Empowering Change for Adolescents around the World

Pamela Barnes | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Recently, I toured a health clinic in India and met a girl named Anju. Anju's family is poor. They live far away in a remote village that has no running water or health care. Although Anju is only 14, her parents expect her to marry and start having children soon.

A Winning Example of Advocating for Health

Steve Davis | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Steve Davis

By ensuring that global health policies are driven by evidence, we can continue to develop and facilitate new ideas and technologies that improve the lives of people who need them most.

Private Sector Partnerships Can Transform Global Health

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

There's a growing and welcome awareness that the world's biggest health challenges have profound economic implications as well.

Are Sleep Problems The Next Global Health Crisis?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The truth is, we don't know very much about sleep problems on a global level, particularly in developing nations. A new study addressed this gap in research and returned some striking results, estimating that as many as 150 million people worldwide suffer from sleep problems.

Let's Learn From HIV Activists How to Achieve Zero Tuberculosis Deaths

Salmaan Keshavjee | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Salmaan Keshavjee

As someone who has been fighting another deadly scourge, tuberculosis (TB), for more than 15 years, I find myself wondering: what can we learn from HIV activists?

The Five Major Global Health Stories Of Last Year

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The best news this year was the progress made in vaccine development for meningitis and the advances in HIV prevention....

World Health Day 2010: Key Facts, History, Issues, Events (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

World Health Day 2010 is being celebrated today, April 7, 2010, raising awareness about key health issues worldwide. World Health Day is an annual ...