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Poverty

The link between poverty and premature death and disability is well-documented, but the definition of who is poor and the global distribution of those living in extreme poverty is changing. This section examines the ways in which limited health resources, illness, and poverty are intertwined.

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Growing Beyond Cultural Barriers in Guatemala

How a young Maya woman is helping other women in her community blossom, one garden at a time

Measles is Raging in Afghanistan

A nationwide vaccination campaign is urgently needed, say CDC measles experts

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Tolerating the Pain: Accessing Medical Morphine in Bangladesh

Roadblocks to getting opioids leave seriously ill patients coping with unbearable pain

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"10 Bed ICU" Brings Intensive Care Units to India's Rural Towns and Villages

A collaboration between business experts, nonprofit organizations, and India's government is making it happen

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The Cleft Palate-Malnutrition Connection

During food crises, children with cleft lip and cleft palate are the most vulnerable of the vulnerable

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Seventeen Years Later, HBO Film "Katrina Babies" Asks Child Hurricane Survivors How They Feel

"In America, especially during disaster, Black children are not even a thought"

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Tackling Tuberculosis with Strategic Health Diplomacy

Cutting drug prices for tuberculosis holds diplomatic, humanitarian, and economic promise

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The Steep Price of Education in Africa

Education is unaffordable for many families in low- and middle-income countries

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A Lifelong Struggle With Sickle Cell Disease

The most common inherited disease worldwide is often ignored by health-care providers and policymakers

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Shining a Light on Native American Health

AIAN life expectancy has not improved over the past decades, but there are indigenous-led efforts aiming to change that

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Surviving Childhood Cancer Depends on Where You Live

How achieving Cancer Moonshot goals will help address pediatric cancer in low- and middle-income countries

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Bangladesh Has Malaria in Its Sights

One step closer to a world without mosquito nets

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The United States Has a Primary Care Problem

It lags far behind when it comes to providing primary health care for Black and Hispanic Americans

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Paul Farmer Believed Global Health and Health Equity Were About Teamwork

The director of Stanford's Center for Innovation in Global Health remembers her friend's unwavering mission