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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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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

Eliminating Blindness from Trachoma Is in Sight

In 2021, Gambia became the third African country to eliminate trachoma  

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On the Front Lines with India's COVID-19 Warriors

Protecting community health workers will help the vast nation ride out future waves

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A Chance to Give Back

Reflecting on a medical calling and working in the war-torn Nuba mountains in Sudan

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He Shaped the Field of Global Health

Paul Farmer championed ideas about social justice and equity—about what health care should be

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A Burning Issue

Every three seconds, someone around the world requires medical attention for burns

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Cancer in Africa, a Financially Devastating Disease

A physician in Senegal shares her cancer story from "the land of universal health coverage"

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Casualties of COVID: Insulin and Dialysis 

How the pandemic has been life-threatening to people living with diabetes and chronic kidney disease

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The Fight Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

A photo series depicting people living with TB

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The Pandemic That Never Went Away

Reflections on the cholera outbreak in Nigeria

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On the Ground in Haiti Days After Disaster

Haiti-based humanitarian Bruno Maes shares scenes from a shaken Caribbean country 

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How Haiti's History Has Hindered Its Disaster Readiness

Broken trust, neoliberal interference, and poverty are to blame says a former reporter who survived the 2010 earthquake

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Kenya's Greatest Sickle Cell Disease Advocate

Lea Kilenga Masamo is destigmatizing a rare genetic condition to improve care for forgotten patients

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Ill-Equipped to Heal

A personal story of COVID-19 in Kenya