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?
-Dr. Raj Panjabi, Founder, Last Mile Health
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.
-Dr. Mark Smolinski, Ending Pandemics Now.
MASS POLIO VACCINATION CAMPAIGNS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE NEARLY ERADICATED THE DISEASE. WHAT LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED?
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.
How to teach with our reports:
We suggest that you pick a report or topic, watch the video in class or assign it to your students. Then follow the discussion questions or write your own. Encourage your students to research beyond the piece. Find other examples of the issues reported on, analyze the characters that bring the story to life, or follow up on new developments since the story aired. Students can write their own reflections on the report, or analyze one of the many angles included in the story.
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