Global Health

United for a healthier world. A collection of 16 posts
The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Global Health

The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine

A volunteer receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate as part of a portion of the global Phase 2/3 study. This is the first human clinical trial in South Africa. Credit: Reuters. (June 24,
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How Pharmaceuticals Are Damaging the Environment
Global Health

How Pharmaceuticals Are Damaging the Environment

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most lucrative industries in the world, valued at over $1.2 trillion globally. Almost 50% of Americans take prescription drugs, and that number is steadily climbing. Drug abuse, especially of synthetic drugs, is also at an all-time high.
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Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward
Global Health

Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward

Outbreak Control 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. During the 2014 outbreak
How Artificial Intelligence Systems Can Transform Disease Control and Global Health in the Coming Decade.
Global Health

How Artificial Intelligence Systems Can Transform Disease Control and Global Health in the Coming Decade.

In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, public health officials are realizing future potential artificial intelligence systems to help with monitoring and diagnostic measures. Companies such as Google, Babylon Health are diving into this emerging market.
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Sustainably Reducing Medical Waste and Plastic Pollution
Sustainability

Sustainably Reducing Medical Waste and Plastic Pollution

A global economy and scientific advancements would be impossible without plastic. A primary product of petroleum refining, plastic is integrally linked to numerous global supply and production chains. Plastic is especially important in
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Production of First Domestic HPV Vaccine in China
Global Health

Production of First Domestic HPV Vaccine in China

On January 2nd, 2020, the National Medical Products Administration announced China's approval of its first domestic production of the HPV vaccine. It is hard to believe that the first HPV vaccines arrived in
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Hospitals Vanishing from Rural America
Global Health

Hospitals Vanishing from Rural America

The increasing rate of rural hospitals closures is negatively impacting the health of rural Americans and the economy of rural communities.
Collaboration and Competition for the Ebola Vaccine
Development

Collaboration and Competition for the Ebola Vaccine

How competition and collaboration fueled the race for the ebola vaccine.
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The Impact of an Aging Population on Global Health
Development

The Impact of an Aging Population on Global Health

With an ever-present focus on communicable diseases in the world, what gets left behind are those affecting our elders.
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The Accessibility of Global Health Technology
Development

The Accessibility of Global Health Technology

Investment into global health technologies foster empowerment and enablement for communities worldwide.
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Global Health Studies: The Future of Medical Undergraduates
Development

Global Health Studies: The Future of Medical Undergraduates

The emergence of global health studies has significant implications for the future of public health.
The State of the Global Effort Against Malaria and the Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention Measures
Development

The State of the Global Effort Against Malaria and the Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention Measures

Investments in the fight against Malaria are taking a preventative approach to mitigate and minimize future outbreaks.
Analyzing Global Health Through a Sustainability Lens
Development

Analyzing Global Health Through a Sustainability Lens

Current investment in global health initiatives prioritize short term outcomes over the long term growth of the community.
China's Push to Go Green
Sustainability

China's Push to Go Green

Rapidly increasing energy demands of a rapidly growing population is forcing China to quickly adapt to new green energy sources.
Emerging Non-Profit Pharmaceutical Companies and Their Role in Drug Delivery
Development

Emerging Non-Profit Pharmaceutical Companies and Their Role in Drug Delivery

With public opinion skyrocketing against the pharmaceutical industry, a new breed of nonprofit drug manufacturers are stepping in.
Distributing a Nongovernmental Health Organization’s Resources in the Most Cost-Effective Manner
Development

Distributing a Nongovernmental Health Organization’s Resources in the Most Cost-Effective Manner

Promoting cost efficiency and accountability in accounting empowers NGOs to deliver high quality, 21st-century solutions to emerging issues.