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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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Bangladesh Has Malaria in Its Sights

One step closer to a world without mosquito nets

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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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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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

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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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Eliminating Blindness from Trachoma Is in Sight

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

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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