What is Global Health?
To us, reporting on global health means telling stories about the most urgent public health crises as well as the slower moving, poverty induced, daily health challenges faced by millions. We report on causes, impacts, and solutions that know no borders.
Why does it matter?
The world is more connected than ever and it’s easy to see what that means as an entire planet struggles to emerge from a pandemic, something that will require a global response. But beyond infectious disease threats, a globalized economy requires that no part of the world can be left behind. Yet in vast regions, poverty lies at the root of widespread suffering and both infectious and non-communicable disease, seriously undermining social harmony and driving conflict.
Why was Senegal so successful in fighting COVID-19?
-Abdou Kadre Fall, Mosque Elder
How are India’s millions of migrant workers coping with the lockdown?
A SMALL OUTBREAK ON A CHICKEN FARM IN THAILAND CAN QUICKLY ESCALATE TO A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. BUT VIGILANT DISEASE DETECTIVES CAN STOP IT IN ITS TRACKS.
“So when we have a farmer who has a sick chicken who also has pigs and other animals on the farm, who may have a family member with influenza, if that pig were to get human influenza that we know spreads very quickly”
Mass polio vaccination campaigns in India and Pakistan have nearly eradicated the disease. What lessons can be learned?
Pakistan has seen an impressive drop in new cases, from more than 300 cases in 2014 to just five in 2017.
Reimagining the health care economy
“If a solution is not affordable, it is not a solution.” -Devi Shetty
of all medical bills in India are paid out of pocket.