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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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The Pandemic That Never Went Away

Reflections on the cholera outbreak in Nigeria

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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The Fight Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

A photo series depicting people living with TB

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Ending Police Violence in America

It is time Americans hold themselves accountable for preventing police violence and invest in Black communities

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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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Ill-Equipped to Heal

A personal story of COVID-19 in Kenya

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From Zero to 50,000: The Making of a Community Health Program in Rural India

An interview with pediatric oncologist and Jan Swasthya Sahyog community health program cofounder Dr. Yogesh Jain

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Gaza and the West Bank: Reflections From a Psychiatrist

Q&A with a Doctors Without Borders physician working in a traumatized region

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On COVID Shockers, Vaccine Disparities, Nagging the White House, and Next-Gen Physicians

An interview with longtime global public health physician and Partners In Health cofounder Paul Farmer

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The War on Childhood in Yemen

Halcyon summers have given way to famine, conflict, and loss

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Why Neglected Tropical Diseases Still Matter

Ending neglected tropical diseases is necessary for a brighter future

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COVID-19's Unmasking of Health Inequities in the United States

It's more important than ever for policymakers to address the social determinants of health