Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.
Despite a decade of lessons learned from fighting global health disasters like avian flu, SARS, and most recently Ebola, the United States continues to use an ineffective 'crisis-by-crisis' approach to combat health emergencies.
This week, international leaders from all sectors of society convene in Copenhagen for the Women Deliver 2016 Conference.
It should not be a surprise that the long treatment journey for MDR-TB makes it difficult for patients to continue to successful completion. One in five patients currently interrupts their treatment or are lost to follow up in health services, while for one in ten patients treatment fails.
Every May 6th-12th is International Nurses Week, a time where we celebrate nurses and shine a spotlight on a profession that is rarely glamorous. It i...
Whether the perfect balance exists or not, one thing is clear: it is all part of the journey. Decide what is most important to you and make it the priority. For me, balance happens when I am present; when I am having fun while still striving, and when I am able to marry my priorities with my passions.
Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disab...
Doing nothing is not an option. Some of these threats seem unlikely, and they probably will not hit us tomorrow or the day after. But it only takes one to change the world we live in forever.
On April 14 and 15 I had the pleasure to co-host, together with the World Bank, the first annual forum on Resource Mobilization for Universal Health Coverage. Even though this sounds like a mouthful I can assure you that the topic is extremely important for all of us working in global health.
People always ask me why I run, ride, swim and do anything to get my heart rate up. My husband says he will run with me, but only if someone is chasin...
We are at a point in time, on this World Malaria Day, when it's no longer just hypothetical to think that malaria can be eradicated
Just last year, there were over 200 million cases of malaria, killing over 400,000 people, around 300,000 of whom were under 5 years old. One simple solution is long-lasting insecticidal bednets.
Insecticide-treated bed nets and spraying of homes have proved formidable tools to fight malaria. Concern is growing, however, that hard-fought gains over the past decade could be undermined by insecticide resistance.
Imagine being unable to access surgical treatment for life-threatening and disabling conditions like an emergency Caesarian section, maternal hemorrha...
A future without malaria belongs to those who can dream about it, but more important, to those who create the future they want to see.
That best means would be to concentrate on the remediation of infectious disease. This can be accomplished by mosquito nets, removal of standing water sources in endemic regions, research into improved treatments and vaccines, and a deeper understanding of the reproductive cycle of vector insects or other intermediary hosts.