Global Health

United for a healthier world. A collection of 31 posts
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.
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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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The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19
Global Health

The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19

Credit: womenshealth.govThe COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the world, radically changing the nature of healthcare and treatment, disrupting daily life, and causing widespread illness and panic. As the world’s focus has shifted
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Is India’s Universal Healthcare System Truly Universal?
Development

Is India’s Universal Healthcare System Truly Universal?

In 2018, the WHO proclaimed that true universal health coverage serves “everyone, everywhere.” Despite India’s implementation of a universal healthcare model, healthcare in India remains largely inaccessible. India’s current healthcare system
Lifeboat Ethics: Understanding How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Exacerbate Global Inequality
Global Health

Lifeboat Ethics: Understanding How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Exacerbate Global Inequality

The lifeboat ethics dilemma is easy to understand, hard to resolve, and entirely a problem of resource allocation. Proposed by ecologist Garrett Hardin, lifeboat ethics is a metaphor depicting a lifeboat with the capacity to save only a limited number of vulnerable swimmers without capsizing
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Coronavirus and Colleges: Coughs, Classes, and Considerations
Education

Coronavirus and Colleges: Coughs, Classes, and Considerations

Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has delivered a very significant and systemic impact on the way that we lived our lives. However, nowhere is the impact of COVID-19 felt than on the economics of America’s colleges and universities.
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An Epidemic Inside of a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has impacted the Ongoing Opioid Crisis
COVID-19

An Epidemic Inside of a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has impacted the Ongoing Opioid Crisis

Source: KVC Health SystemsNearly three-quarters of a million people have died due to the opioid epidemic from 1999 to 2018 (1). This crisis has affected individuals throughout the entire economic and geographic spectrum
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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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