Alarmist Chinese coverage of MERS – Counterproductive?

BY ELIZABETH ZHANG Aside from the recent tragedy of the Eastern Star shipping accident and the unsurprising daily glamour coverage of China’s economic boons, one item has invaded the news waves with particularly sustained intensity. The arrival of MERS-coV’s (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus) patient zero in Huizhou of the Guangdong province has since carved out … Continue reading Alarmist Chinese coverage of MERS – Counterproductive?

Arab World: Changing Public Health

BY CHAYMA BOUSSAYOUD.Photography by Jill Gramdnerg. From Morocco to Syria, the Arab World has made significant progress in the health of its population in the last 20 years, most notably in reducing the prevalence of infectious disease and prenatal and maternal mortality. As seen in the Global Burden of Disease Study of 2010, the prevalence … Continue reading Arab World: Changing Public Health