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Hong Kong: The Effects of Science, Politics, and Race on the Public Health Responses to the 1894 Bubonic Plague

BY CANDICE HWANG. Photography courtesy of Harvard University Library. ** This essay by Candice Hwang won the third place prize in the Yale Global Health Review 2014 Class Essay Contest** In the 18th and 19th century, there was an influx of Westerners in China, bringing with them their concepts of how state medicine and public…

How Global Health Helps Us

BY ALICIA DING. In “Towards a common definition of global health,” written in a 2009 edition of the Lancet, members of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Executive Board defined it as “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all…

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Q&A with Professor Alice Miller

BY LORRAINE JAMES. Professor Alice Miller is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and co-director of the new Global Health Justice Partnership. As an expert in health, human rights, and gender, Professor Miller also holds positions at the Yale School of Public Health and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her extensive…

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New Orleans: Laissez le Bons Temps Rouler!

BY JUAN DIAZ. Photography by Marcello Casil. Commonly associated with the debauchery and decadence of Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a city occupying a unique place in American history. Its racial and cultural makeup speaks to African, French, and Spanish influences during its colonization, and its socioeconomic disparities reflect a legacy of slavery and racism.…