Issue 5.2 – Spring 2018

Trump Must Embrace Global Health

BY JUDE ALAWA In his 2018 budget, President Donald Trump called for a 24 percent reduction in spending on foreign assistance for global health. Though some of the greatest achievements in U.S. foreign policy history proceeded from global health investments- namely the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. response to the … Continue reading Trump Must Embrace Global Health

The Silent Killer in Northern Nigeria: Implications and Challenges in Addressing Malnutrition

BY AASTHA KC Imagine a child whose survival is challenged even before it is born. Imagine a child whose mother was shot in the chest while escaping a terrorizer from Boko Haram and has ended up at the hospital not because of her gunshot wounds but because her child is malnourished.  Such is the story … Continue reading The Silent Killer in Northern Nigeria: Implications and Challenges in Addressing Malnutrition

Global Health Security: Cracking the Code to a More Health-Secure World

BY TOMEKA FRIESON Breaking news flashes across your phone screen. A new drug-resistant superbug, with symptoms such as fever, extreme fatigue, diarrhea, and searing muscle pain, has taken hold in a small Ethiopian town. So far, only one individual has died, but scientists are working as fast as they can to respond to the sudden … Continue reading Global Health Security: Cracking the Code to a More Health-Secure World

Starvation and Sickness in the Wake of Venezuela’s Economic Collapse

BY BEN GROBMAN On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Marcos Carvajal, a former pitcher for the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, died in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. The cause of death was pneumonia, a common disease which is easily curable by simple antibiotics. However, due to dire shortages of medicine in Venezuela, the … Continue reading Starvation and Sickness in the Wake of Venezuela’s Economic Collapse

Gendercide: Sex-Selection in India

BY DEBBIE DADA INTRODUCTION An estimated 40 million females are missing from classrooms, boardrooms, and political offices due to actions stemming from son-preference in India alone.1 Within the past thirty years, the frequency of sex-selective abortions against females has increased rapidly. This practice is most often cited in Asian countries, and India has one of … Continue reading Gendercide: Sex-Selection in India

A Conversation with Dr. Bandy Lee: The Mental Health of President Trump

BY MATTHEW PETTUS Dr. Lee is a distinguished psychiatrist and expert on violence who has written books and held conferences on the mental health and stability of President Trump. Her actions throughout 2017 have subsequently created opposition from political and psychiatric professionals regarding the proper interpretation of the Goldwater Rule (a section of  the APA’s … Continue reading A Conversation with Dr. Bandy Lee: The Mental Health of President Trump

Young Mind, Global Health: A Conversation with Dr. Sten Vermund on Ways Today’s Youth Can Address Top Global Health Issues

BY TOMEKA FRIESON Currently serving as the Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, Sten H. Vermund (MD, PhD) is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist focused on diseases of low and middle income countries. His work on HIV-HPV interactions among women in Bronx methadone programs motivated a change in the 1993 CDC AIDS … Continue reading Young Mind, Global Health: A Conversation with Dr. Sten Vermund on Ways Today’s Youth Can Address Top Global Health Issues