Vaccine Hesitancy, an Escalating Danger in Africa
Called one of the ten main threats to global health by WHO, vaccine hesitancy is pervasive, misinformed, and contagious
Research & AnalysisSee all
The Global Experience of Gun Control
Firearm Deaths, including suicides, are averted when treated as a public health problem—so why not in the United States?
The March of Private Health Care in Southeast Asia
How can a government achieve universal coverage for all citizens in a landscape where private care is deeply entrenched?
Data in Global Health
Featured Data Points
Revenue from health tourists in SE Asia in 2018
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Extremely poor people are in middle-income nations
Developing country share of global trade, 2014
Annual growth in global health aid, 2000-2010
Annual growth in global health aid, 2011-2018
Million people do not have enough food to eat
Share of food produced annually lost or wasted
Projected number of people living in slums by 2030
Decrease in women aged 20-40 in China by 2050
Number of girls out of school worldwide in 2016
Series: Global Health Governance in TransitionSee all in series
There is a new world of challenges for global health governance, with shifting donor priorities, evolving health needs in many low- and middle-income nations, and a development assistance budget that has not increased much since 2010. This series explores where global health governance goes next.
The Once and Future World of Global Health Governance
To meet twenty-first century geopolitical, national security, and climate challenges, global health policies must evolve
Twenty-First Century Epidemic Responses
An interview with Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust
Injuries, Drowning and Boat Safety in Sub-Saharan Africa
Interview with Olive Kobusingye, Executive Director, Injury Control Center at Makerere Medical School in Kampala, Uganda
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The World Knows an Apocalyptic Pandemic Is Coming
Ominous independent report to UN by Global Preparedness Monitoring Board warns of “very real threat”—a future pandemic killing up to 80 million people
URBANIZATION: Air Pollution, Bad Diets and Other Big City Woes
Short 2018 feature looks at a few of the human health impact of urbanization and explores some of the possible ways to improve modern urban life.
New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives
New TB vaccine, despite being only 50 percent effective, could dramatically reduce the impact of the world’s most lethal infectious disease.
ENVIRONMENT: Association between heat exposure and undernutrition in Brazil, 2000−2015
Study is first to explore relationship between heat exposure and hospitalization for undernutrition—evidence of direct, rapid impact of global warming