Archive for the ‘International Public Health’ Category

What Is The World’s Most Universal And Deadly Infection?

Friday, December 8th, 2017 |

  In the United States and Europe, not so long ago the words TB were interpreted similarly to the way AIDS and cancer often are today. TB meant fear, suffering and death. And no wonder. This aggressive lung infection caused people ...

Trauma Threatens To Overtake Infections

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 |

  One of the most dramatic developments in international public health this decade in the emergence of trauma as a growing cause of life years lost. Some of this trend is due to better control of HIV, one of trauma's chief ...

Children Of The Atomic Bomb

Friday, August 11th, 2017 |

  "An explosion so terrible, a flash so blindingly bright, I thought the world had ended," expressed Shin's father. "Then, just a quickly, everything went black." 3-year-old Shin was missing. Father frantically searched for him among the wreckage and found Shin ...

15 Worst Countries For Kids

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 |

  Two decades ago I was in search of a special challenge: To offer a piece of my life providing healthcare in a nation at war. Simultaneously, a coalition of church in the southern African nation of Angola put out a ...

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 is ...