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What a Difference a Decade Makes

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

As World Pneumonia Day 2013 is celebrated around the world today, I'm struck by the difference a decade has made in the control and prevention of pneu...

The Ephemeral Fugitives of Global Health Research

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Dr Layla McCay

This week I went to the launch of a brand new journal, Global Health: Science and Practice. Funded by USAID, and supported by Johns Hopkins School of ...

Maryland Governor Announces Sweeping Gun Control Plan

The Baltimore Sun | Julie Scharper and Erin Cox | Posted 03.16.2013 | DC

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday broad details of a plan that would give Maryland among the nation's strictest gun laws. No one could buy a handg...

Global Motherhood: Perils And Promise In Ghana

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

In the United States, we can practically start planning our kids' birthdays from the day they come home from the hospital; deaths in childhood are quite rare. In Ghana, though, you can't take a child's fifth birthday for granted.

First Steps Toward the Last Mile in Nigeria

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Likewise, as one of only three remaining countries in the world with endemic polio transmission, they have recently ramped up efforts to eradicate polio from the country, and thereby, help rid it from the entire world.

Fight Prostate Cancer With Meatless Monday

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Small changes in life can make a big difference. Meatless Monday is a step toward developing better habits. You can do it -- and you should feel better.

Excuse Me, But Your Opinions are Putting Everyone at Risk

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

This blog entry is authored by Toy McGee, one of Orin Levine's graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This post is ...

Tomorrow's Vaccine Policy Leaders

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Want a sneak peak at the future of global health? One way is to find out what's on the minds of the next generation of policy leaders and influencers.

From Maryland to Rwanda: Linking Communities to Prevent Disease

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Access to life-saving vaccines should not be determined by the lottery of birthplace and every child deserves a healthy future, whether they are born in Baltimore or Bangalore.

Some Hopeful Signs in the War on Malaria , But a Long Way to Go

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph B. Treaster

The latest data compiled by the World Health Organization shows little change in recent years: 863,000 deaths and 243 million cases of malaria.

Sick of pneumonia and diarrhea

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Child survival is up, but according to a new publication in The Lancet this week, the leading killers of children remain the same. You guessed it: p...

Swine Flu Outbreak -- Nature Biting Back at Industrial Animal Production?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Kirby

A deadly new influenza virus has managed to jump from pigs to people in a previously unseen mutated form that can readily spread among humans. How could this happen? There are several plausible explanations.