The Truth about Ebola: Global Health Leaders Try to Fight Panic with Information

Tara Ornstein, Contributing Blogger The leaders of the global health community have sought to quell the hysteria surrounding the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. On 14 August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement confirming that the risk of...

Major Reports Say Global Health Community Struggles to Cope with a Rise in Violence

Tara Ornstein, Contributing Blogger On July 7, 2014, the United Nations (UN) released a new report describing the world’s progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and noted several positive developments. According to the report, the proportion of...
Stakeholder Approach to Meet Significant Unmet Medical Needs of Rare and Orphan Diseases

Stakeholder Approach to Meet Significant Unmet Medical Needs of Rare and Orphan Diseases

By Gail S. Thornton, founder of Worldview Communications, and member of the Board of Overseers, Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Rare and orphan diseases are disabling medical conditions which affect nearly 30 million Americans,...

International Responses to Sexual Violence in Situations of Armed Conflict

Jane Galvão, PhD This commentary describes efforts to address sexual violence, especially in situations of armed conflict, and bringing attention to this issue in connection with the Post-2015 United Nations (UN) Development Agenda.1 Analysis on sexual violence during...
The UN Calls on the International Community to Take Action as a Deadly Year for Migrants Ends

The UN Calls on the International Community to Take Action as a Deadly Year for Migrants Ends

By Tara Ornstein, Independent Global Health Researcher Although on December 18, 2013, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirmed the deaths of 2,360 migrants in 2013, they indicated that the actual number was much higher. IOM Director General William...
The Survival of “Global Health” – Part Four: The New Global Health Architecture Does Not Match Its Emerging Mission

The Survival of “Global Health” – Part Four: The New Global Health Architecture Does Not Match Its Emerging Mission

The Survival of “Global Health” – Part Four: The New Global Health Architecture Does Not Match Its Emerging Mission By Laurie Garrett, Guest Blogger Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations This is a co-post with Laurie Garrett’s...

Can (MICs) governments make the global R&D system work for all?

Can (MICs) governments make the global R&D system work for all? By Suerie Moon, Contributing Blogger Research Director and Co-Chair, Forum on Global Governance for Health, Harvard Global Health Institute This is a cross-post with the Spanish blog El Pais’...
The World Health Organization Engaging with Civil Society Networks to Promote Primary Health Care: A Case Study

The World Health Organization Engaging with Civil Society Networks to Promote Primary Health Care: A Case Study

The World Health Organization Engaging with Civil Society Networks to Promote Primary Health Care: A Case Study Claire Dickerson, Nathan Grills, Nick Henwood, Susannah Jeffreys, and Ted Lankester Engagement between the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society...
A WHO/UNICEF Global Code of Practice on the Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Beverages to Children

A WHO/UNICEF Global Code of Practice on the Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Beverages to Children

A WHO-UNICEF Global Code of Practice on the Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Beverages to Children Allyn L. Taylor, Ibadat S. Dhillon, Lenias Hwenda The High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases...
Enacting Accountability- Networked Governance, NGOs and the FCTC

Enacting Accountability- Networked Governance, NGOs and the FCTC

Enacting Accountability- Networked Governance, NGOs and the FCTC Raphael Lencucha, Anita Kothari, and Ronald Labonté Accountability is a pressing challenge within the present system of international lawmaking. Scholars continue to examine the role of non-governmental...
25 by 25: The New 3 by 5? – Derek Yach, Larry Gostin & Devi Sridhar

25 by 25: The New 3 by 5? – Derek Yach, Larry Gostin & Devi Sridhar

25 by 25: The New 3 by 5? Derek Yach, Larry Gostin & Devi Sridhar, Contributing Bloggers Devi Sridhar is Lecturer in Global Health Politics at Oxford University. Lawrence O. Gostin is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Faculty Director of the...