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
BY ERICA KOCHER Downtown Apia, the urban capital of the Independent State of Samoa, complete with a McDonald’s. Source: Jason Argo, Flickr. The Pacific Islands, sometimes known as Oceania, include the regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. These three regions encompass tens of thousands of islands, each of which has a distinct culture. Although Oceania … Continue reading A Legacy of Imperialism: Health Disparities in the Pacific
BY EMMA PHELPS Arial view of a fracked landscape in Wyoming. Source: Simon Fraser University. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is a drilling technique that allows the extraction of previously inaccessible natural gas from shale formations. The United States has experienced a fracking boom in the last decade. In February of 2016, the … Continue reading Is Fracking Safe?
BY REBECCA SLUTSKY Children stand by the side of the street on their way to school. Source: Thomas Schoch. Which of our world’s cities has the worst air pollution? According to the World Health Organization, it’s Delhi, the capital of India.1 Although air pollution affects the entire population of this metropolis, Delhi’s children are the … Continue reading Delhi’s Air Pollution and Its Effects on Children’s Health