70th World Health Assembly Recap

BY MATTHEW PETTUS This past May, leaders of health from across the globe met in Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the 70th World Health Assembly. Serving as the highest level decision-making body in health policy, the World Health Assembly assembles health ambassadors from 194 member states to oversee how the World Health Organization (WHO) is … Continue reading 70th World Health Assembly Recap

The Covert Realities of Immigrant Healthcare

BY GRACE KANG With the new President, there are clear sentiments of fear within many minority populations. One of the most feared of these groups is the illegal immigrant and refugee population. During and prior to the election season, major news journals failed to cover the realities of the healthcare received by immigrants and its … Continue reading The Covert Realities of Immigrant Healthcare

Jamaica’s Nursing Problem

BY AKHIL UPNEJA On January 10th, 2017, NPR published a piece highlighting the dire shortage of specialized nurses in Jamaica. Jamaica’s nursing population numbers 4500, with 1000 of these nurses specialized to work in urgent-care facilities such as intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency rooms.1 However, over the past few years, there has been a … Continue reading Jamaica’s Nursing Problem

Public Policy in Chinese and Indian Public Hospitals

BY JING (SARAH) SHEN China The Chinese public hospital system is widely influenced by its federal policy towards healthcare. With shifts in policy in the past century, the country rapidly reformed its healthcare system . In the 20th century China’s economy underwent drastic changes from being a centrally planned, command economy to a capitalist, market-based … Continue reading Public Policy in Chinese and Indian Public Hospitals

7 Global Health Breakthroughs: A Year in Review

BY MATTHEW PETTUS In light of several recent deaths and tragic setbacks, millennials have begun to blame these dark times on 2016, calling it “The Worst Year Ever”.1 However, as we are at the start of a new year, let us take a moment to create a resolution, and reflect on the great innovations and … Continue reading 7 Global Health Breakthroughs: A Year in Review

Blood Transfusion Costs

BY COLIN HEMEZ In mid-November 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced that it now requires all blood banks in the country to test for Zika virus in blood donations. Many banks have already begun complying, and results suggest that Zika prevalence remains extremely low in the United States — of the 800,000 … Continue reading Blood Transfusion Costs

Sex Education in India: A Public Problem with a Private Solution?

BY AKILA SHANMUGHAM Housing over a quarter million of the world’s adolescents within its boundaries, India provides the counterpoint to Japan’s hyper-aging society.1 While a society of young people presents the potential for a revitalized workforce and a progressive societal spirit, it must have the resources necessary for the cultivation of its young populace—including sex … Continue reading Sex Education in India: A Public Problem with a Private Solution?

Trump’s Healthcare Proposals

BY EMMA PHELPS Although Donald Trump promised to “not let people die in the streets” throughout his campaign,1 his healthcare proposals will increase the number of Americans without healthcare coverage and make insurance unaffordable for many low and middle-income Americans. He has laid out his bare-bones plan to repeal Obamacare, “modernize” Medicare and “maximize flexibility … Continue reading Trump’s Healthcare Proposals

A Cultural Approach to Domestic Violence

BY MARISA LONDON The following piece does not reflect the views of the Yale Global Health Review. In March 2016, the New York Times released an article titled “To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control.” The article discussed the ways in which a corrupt interpretation of Islamic law, coupled with the various … Continue reading A Cultural Approach to Domestic Violence