Humanitarian Challenges in the Congo’s Ebola Epidemic

BY BEN GROBMAN In December 2013, an unidentified disease began to spread in the small Guinean village of Meliandou. On March 22nd, more than 3 months after the initial transmission of the disease, the World Health Organization, confirmed the identity of the disease as Ebola virus disease.1 By the time Guinea was declared Ebola-free in … Continue reading Humanitarian Challenges in the Congo’s Ebola Epidemic

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

Q&A With Gregg Gonsalves: Global Health Justice Now

BY KARINA XIE Gregg Gonsalves (PhD) is a longtime HIV/AIDS activist who started working with ACT UP in 1990 and founded the Treatment Action Group. He now teaches at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale Law School, where he is the Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. The Yale Global Health Review … Continue reading Q&A With Gregg Gonsalves: Global Health Justice Now

Indigenous Responses to Violence against Women

BY EMMA PHELPS Nena Dorane (Diné) puts a face to the victims of violence against indigenous women. Source: Andrea Wiglesworth. Every February 14th, indigenous women call attention to missing and murdered Native American and Alaska Native women. This year, Yale Sisters of All Nations, a group of indigenous women at Yale, held an art exhibition … Continue reading Indigenous Responses to Violence against Women

Coinfections: Managing a dynamic network of diseases

BY COLIN HEMEZ When it comes to infectious diseases, the presence of one usually means the presence of many. Differences in environment, socioeconomics, and even genetics all conspire to leave some populations with high burdens of many diseases and other populations with low burdens of few diseases. This inconsistent distribution unfortunately results in many cases … Continue reading Coinfections: Managing a dynamic network of diseases

Bangladesh: In Practice

BY SREEJA KODALI Welcoming decorations at a Ramadan celebration in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Source: Sreeja Kodali. Last summer I had the immense privilege of travelling to Dhaka, Bangladesh to assist in the implementation of a new epidemiological study from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) at the National Institute of Neuro-Sciences (NINS). The study, funded by the National … Continue reading Bangladesh: In Practice

Consider the ASHA: A Qualitative Analysis of Accredited Social Health Activists’ Experiences in Udaipur, India

BY SARA LOCKE Source: Partha Sarathi Sahana. Khushi Baby is a wearable mHealth platform tracking maternal and child health to the last mile. Its mission is to reduce infant and maternal mortality due to vaccine-preventable disease. As explained in the Khushi Baby 2016 Annual Report, the Khushi Baby system comprises of a culturally tailored NFC … Continue reading Consider the ASHA: A Qualitative Analysis of Accredited Social Health Activists’ Experiences in Udaipur, India

Why International Agreements Won’t Solve the Health Crisis of Palm Oil Deforestation in Indonesia

BY AKIELLY HU Forest fires are mostly caused by human activity. Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 2011. Source: Rini Sulaiman for Center for International Forestry Research. Last spring break, I had the opportunity to travel to Indonesia to learn about sustainable palm oil with a group from the Yale International Relations Association. As a naïve freshman, … Continue reading Why International Agreements Won’t Solve the Health Crisis of Palm Oil Deforestation in Indonesia

CRISPR/Cas9 and The Future of Global Health

BY AKHIL UPNEJA A depiction of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system. Source: DataBase Center for Life Science. The discovery of CRISPR/Cas9 has revolutionized the field of genetic engineering in countless ways. From targeting genes conferring antibiotic resistance to creating disease models in animals, the technique offers scientists a fast, cheap, and accurate alternative to every … Continue reading CRISPR/Cas9 and The Future of Global Health