Recommendations and reviews of books, films, and other media that explore and highlight issues in global health.


How to Unwind This Summer

What CFR experts, staff, and friends are reading, watching, and listening to

Our Favorite Global Health Podcasts

Six podcasts covering climate change, gender, the pandemic, health security, and more


Ukrainian Culture as Medicine

Six books and movies to soothe the heartbreak of the war in Ukraine


The New Animated Film "Flee" Will Change How You Think About the Refugee Experience

The documentary tells the real-life story of a man who fled Afghanistan as a child


Best Books of 2021

Our top fifteen favorite reads of the year


Best of 2021

We published 365 stories on global health this year, here are our top picks


Going Viral

An Interview with author Alina Chan on her new book about the origins of COVID-19


The Global Sentiment of Gratitude

The wondrous ways communities around the world give thanks


The Art of a Pandemic

COVID-19 street art from around the world


New Netflix Release "Gather" Explores the Fight to Revitalize Native Foodways

Think Global Health talks with the film's director about food sovereignty


Pandemics, Pathological Politics, and International Order

A review of the new book "Aftershocks" by Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright


“Ordinary Love” and Extraordinary Compassion

New film starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville depicts the gloomy, gray uncertainty of modern breast cancer treatment


“Less a Leper Than I Have Been”

Book of documentary poetry recalls Louisiana's Carville Hospital and early 20th century experience of leprosy in America


Baby in a Bomb Shelter

Oscar nominated documentary “For Sama” gives powerful if gruesome glimpse of what it’s like to raise a kid in a war zone