Category Archives: Global Health


Recalling that Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | Global Health Security Is a Win-Win for the Trump Administration

This week, the Trump Administration unveiled its proposed budget, calling for cuts in a number of agencies. The proposal will need to be approved by Congress before it can be enacted. As lawmakers take this on, I found it necessary to re-publish an old post from November of last year, following the election, for its relevance. The […]

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Human rights and the election of the next Director-General: Public accountability now

               I believe that human rights, and the right to health in particular, should be a top priority of and guiding principle for the next WHO Director-General, whom the world’s health ministers will choose at the World Health Assembly in May. Human rights, after all, encompass the values needed to achieve health for all […]

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ASSESSING LAWS AND POLICIES TO PROTECT SEX WORKERS AND PROMOTE HEALTH

Sex workers across the world are a vulnerable population. Because of poverty, abuse and discrimination, sex work is often critical to survival for many cisgender and transgender women and LGBT young people, especially those who are homeless. In the United States, transgender women engage in sex work at ten times the rate of cisgender women. […]

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: The Key to Eliminating Zika?

This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. Since 2015, the U.S. and U.S. territories have reported 5,074 and 38,306 cases of Zika, respectively. The Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Most people never know that they have been infected with the virus – it is estimated […]

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Don’t Forget the Forgotten Children

In our turbulent and oft troubled world, with new threats to people’s rights and health coming at us quickly, whether a new epidemic or a policy against immigrants or refugees that comes with great health costs, it is too easy to forget some of the long persisting health and human rights crises, particularly those that […]

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