Global Health

The analysis of population health in a global context in order to understand and reduce disparities and protect against global threats such as infectious diseases

“Science has delivered solutions. The question for the world is: When will we put it into practice?”

Aug. 9, 2015

In the mid-eighties, I coordinated a medical genetics clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital. We shared our outpatient unit, the Moore Clinic, with the AIDS Care Program, which began in 1984. Every week, I would see the devastating and shockingly rapid decline of robust young men—men my age—in the waiting room outside my office. I came to recognize the pattern:  two men would walk in, one weaker, one stronger.

A ‘Quality Storm’ Brewing around NHS Nurses

May. 5, 2014

It seems that nurses are getting a lot of bad press in England lately, coming under fire recently for being “uncaring.” In an article published in Nursing Standard, Linda Aiken of Penn’s School of Nursing contends that this erosion of public trust is the result of high workloads and low investment in nursing education, rather than any attitudes held by English nurses.

Why Are We Lagging in Life Expectancy?

Aug. 27, 2013

Life expectancy has been in the news lately. Over the summer, The New York Times summarized a new report from the CDC analyzing racial difference in life expectancy between U.S blacks and whites; last month, the OECD released comparative data between the U.S.

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