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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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Ill-Equipped to Heal

A personal story of COVID-19 in Kenya

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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Health Care in Africa: The Challenges of Innovating at the Interface of the Public and Private Sectors

An interview with Bright Simons, technology innovator, development activist, and social entrepreneur

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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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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

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The Double Threat of COVID-19 in Africa

Deaths from health-care disruptions due to COVID-19 are almost certain to outnumber deaths from the coronavirus itself

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Scaling up Surgery and Anesthesia, Post-Coronavirus

Expanding access to surgery and anesthesia globally would be a win–win for health security and universal health coverage

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Who Gets What and Why?

Countries need informed decision-making through health technology assessment to allocate resources during the pandemic