Human Development is the Best Contraceptive—Why India Does Not Need a Two-Child Norm
Key to harnessing potential of India is enhancing capabilities of young people and expanding freedoms of girls and women
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The Growing Cancer Threat in Africa
Cancer mortality is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa, where the needed health care infrastructure is still lacking
Diabetes and TB—A Complicating Combo
Though they are entirely different types of diseases TB and diabetes exacerbate each other in surprising—and costly—ways
How to Tackle Global Problems in an Age of Populism
Appetites for investment do exist today to define achievable goals, apply effective tools, and solve global challenges
Data in Global Health
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$19 per $1
$19 return for economic growth and health for every $1 invested in the Global Fund
Increase in cancer deaths in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000
of total health spending in adults goes to type 2 diabetes
Amount per year needed to prevent, detect, and respond to continuing and emerging health threats.
Percent similarity between the new coronavirus and some older bat coronaviruses
People confirmed to have SARS during 2003 outbreak
Revenue from health tourists in SE Asia in 2018
New cases of HIV in the United States in 2017
Deaths globally due to air pollution, 2017
Projected number of people living in slums by 2030
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Think Global Health is monitoring the unfolding coronavirus outbreak and its economic and social consequences. We will be updating our home page frequently with new stories and report on new developments as they occur.
Gender and the Coronavirus Outbreak
Gender inequities make outbreaks worse, so why not integrate gender analysis into the response now to help save lives?
UPDATED: Timeline of the Coronavirus
An frequently updated tracker of emerging developments from the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak
Panicky Responses to the Coronavirus are Dangerous—Here’s Why
Fear of the virus may spread faster than the virus itself, a potential threat to health, liberty, trade, and the economy
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‘Against all odds’: The inside story of how scientists across three continents produced an Ebola vaccine
The story of the Ebola vaccine began, as scientific advances often do, with a good idea and a lucky break.
How to Fix American Health Care
Deep dysfunction: about 30% of U.S. health care spending—~$1 trillion/year—is wasted on inefficiencies, undue expenses, duplications, fraud, and abuse
FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-Based E-Cigarettes That Appeal to Children, Including Fruit and Mint
Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored e-cigarettes... within 30 days risk FDA enforcement.
Why Experts Are Worried About a New Virus in China
The virus appears to be less dangerous than SARS, but there are still concerns of a wider outbreak in Asia