Archive for the ‘International Public Health’ Category

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 ...

International Public Health – In Your Future?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 |

  This week I am in Glendale CA, near Los Angeles, for the in-classroom section of the INMED International Public Health Hybrid Course. International public health is one of the most inspiring of fields, for its objective is prevention disease and ...

Nobel Prize For Combating Parasitic Diseases

Friday, October 9th, 2015 |

  In recent years the annual Nobel Prize in Medicine has focused on awards for high-tech applications; like development of CT imaging and mapping of the human genome. This year's Nobel Prize shines light in a distinctly different arena: advances against ...

Apartheid And Poverty

Friday, July 31st, 2015 |

  Apartheid is an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart,", or rather "apart-hood." It was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the dominant governing party from 1948 to 1994. But apartheid in various ...

Turkey – Emerging Health, Prosperity, And Threats

Friday, July 24th, 2015 |

  Health status in Turkey today is similar to that of many emerging nations - ones like China, India and Argentina where recent economic gains are accompanied by increases in physical well being. Contrasted with the world's poorest nations, in Turkey ...