Archive for the ‘International Public Health’ Category

Positive News: Population Growing And Poverty Shrinking

Friday, January 6th, 2017 |

  Positive News: Amid our world's growing population, the portion of people living in extreme poverty has diminished nonetheless. Reliable data gathered from the World Bank, among other sources, indicates that over the last two hundred years the world population grew ...

Aleppo Evacuation Ends With Thousands Ensnared

Saturday, December 17th, 2016 |

  The situation within the Syrian city of Aleppo, in a word, complicated. This major Syrian city has been a flash point in the heath political/military conflict that has incinerated this nation since 2011. In recent weeks, government forces have made ...

Happening Now: The World’s Largest Ever Refugee Exodus

Friday, October 28th, 2016 |

  Seven-year old Ariya, photographed here with her mother and siblings, fled the outskirts of Mosul last week as Kurdish and Iraqi military forces advanced to retake that city from ISIS. Ariya joins the over 3.3 million Iraqis displaced by the ...

Battle For Mosul – Battle For Civilian Lives

Friday, October 21st, 2016 |

  Six months ago from a distant hilltop I viewed the ISIS-held city of Mosul, where one-million civilians are captive. Five days ago began a long-anticipated military campaign by Iraqi and Kurdish forces to retake the city. As the bombs drop ...

Impending Catastrophe: Collapse Of Mosul Dam

Friday, April 8th, 2016 |

  ISIS poses violent threat to life and liberty. This is well known. CNN in December 2015 estimated that over a two-year period ISIS killed some 1,200 people in Iraq and Syria. But another far greater threat looms: Collapse Of Mosul ...

Eager To Assist: Kurds Welcome People Fleeing ISIS

Friday, April 1st, 2016 |

  From the highest point in Duhok - northern Iraq's and Kurdistan's largest city - I am viewing the city of Mosul just 40 miles to the south. Mosul fell to ISIS 21 months ago, and the status of Mosul citizens ...

Kurdistan – Refugee’s Home In A Battle Zone

Friday, March 18th, 2016 |

  “We lived our entire lives in Mosul - the ancient city of Nineveh - Jews, Christians, Muslims all side by side in peace. Then entered ISIS, threatening us with death or conversion." The woman began swelling up with tears. "We ...

The Poor Give Most

Friday, March 11th, 2016 |

  "Sure, we Greeks have economic problems," my cousin's voice turns emphatic, "but these people, they have nothing at all." Visiting my family in Athens this week, I'm touched by the personal expressions of compassion. "Some of the refugees fleeing the ...

Zika vs Malaria – What’s All The Fuss?

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 |

  Did you ever hear of Zika prior to this year? Doubtful. Yet this virus has been tracked since the 1950s. It causes a mild acute illness, and when pregnant women become infected it may be connected with serious congenital disorders. ...

Global Health – The Formula Is Not This Complicated

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 |

  You and I and most of our international neighbors share a common passion: increase people's healthy years of life. But so very many factors are involved: cultural differences, low resources, economic interests, political disagreement, armed conflicts, profiteering... All this weighed ...