Global Health

United for a healthier world. A collection of 39 posts
Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign
Harvard

Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign

As of May 1, 2021, India registered a record 400,000 new Covid-19 cases as its health systems buckles under a surge of new infections (1). Hospitals in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar
Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination
Berkeley

Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination

Since the introduction of COVID-19 in late December of 2019, COVID’s rampant spread has locked down families, communities and global economies. With a host of problems ranging from vaccine procurement to administration, Africa’s vaccination effort is in dire need of assistance.
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China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change
Harvard

China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change

Spurred by an increasingly industrialized world since the mid-20th century, climate change and global warming have risen to the forefront of international issues that have and will continue to define environmental policy for
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Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands
Harvard

Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands

The U.N. International Organization for Migration projects that there will be 200 million climate change migrants by 2050 (1). Some estimates range up to a billion, or more than one in every
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Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades
Harvard

Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades

As environmental disasters strike with greater frequency, the conversation around climate action is at its peak. In the last year alone, the United States lost $95 billion in damages resulting from record-breaking climate
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Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19
Harvard

Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19

Intellectual property is a field of law that is critical to be aware of in understanding inequities in access to medicine and especially relevant in the time of Covid. Before understanding how Intellectual
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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Harvard

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our macro-level societal functions and our micro-level personal lives cannot be understated. The pandemic has brought serious — and perhaps lasting — changes to how many of us
Pregnancy during a Pandemic: Covid-19’s Pronounced Effect on Women’s Health in Southeast Asia
Harvard

Pregnancy during a Pandemic: Covid-19’s Pronounced Effect on Women’s Health in Southeast Asia

Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over half a million lives in the United States alone. While resources such as personal protective equipment and vaccines are a step in the
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine
Harvard

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports as of March 15, 2021, race and ethnicity is known for about 53% of individuals who have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine
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Repercussions of Counterfeit Medicine
Wharton

Repercussions of Counterfeit Medicine

Introduction According to the CDC, counterfeit medicines are manufactured with incorrect or dangerous ingredients while still packaged and labeled to look like the real medicine. While counterfeit drugs have been widely understood for
The Social Implications on Health
Global Health

The Social Implications on Health

In this podcast, we interview Atrik Patel, a sophomore studying Global Health Studies at Northwestern University. The podcast is discussion- and question-oriented. We cover issues such as inequity in healthcare, inaccessibility to proper
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Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Climate Change

Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

In much of the world, climate change often struggles to steal the limelight, but in few places is that less true than in Kiribati. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of
COVID-19: Rethinking Single-use Personal Protection Equipment
Berkeley

COVID-19: Rethinking Single-use Personal Protection Equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharply increased the global consumption of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Thankfully, many organizations are currently developing sustainable alternatives.
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Are All Generic Drugs Created Equal?
Global Health

Are All Generic Drugs Created Equal?

For rich and developing countries alike, it is imperative to confront issues of drug safety, quality, and manufacturing to ensure an equitable distribution of essential medicines to the populations who need them most.
3 min read
Preventing the next pandemic
Cambridge

Preventing the next pandemic

With a glance at the epidemiological data reflecting recent trends in the incidence and distribution of disease, the COVID-19 pandemic was distressingly easy to predict.
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Bright Edge Fund: Shaping A Bright Future
Global Health

Bright Edge Fund: Shaping A Bright Future

Cancer is the cause of hundreds and thousands of deaths each year. Far too many people know what it feels like to be at the mercy of the illness, whether it be facing
Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward
Global Health

Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward

In any public health emergency dealing with an infectious disease, our ability to control an outbreak is critically tied to our ability to implement significant behavior changes.
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How Much Revenue Will COVID-19 Vaccines Generate?
Global Health

How Much Revenue Will COVID-19 Vaccines Generate?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people all across the world have been trying to find ways to suppress the virus. But almost all of these efforts were made to be temporary,
Telemedicine: From Face-to-Face to Interface
Technology

Telemedicine: From Face-to-Face to Interface

The re-energized advent of telemedicine has opened doors to additional opportunities that will not only reduce exposure to COVID-19 and mitigate strains on hospital systems, but also expand access to healthcare and improve overall health outcomes for years to come.
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