Health Archive

Oct. 28, 2013
"Amanda Lucidon made this photograph of the First Lady as she participated in a filming for the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on the South Lawn of the White House." 
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37(2) Winter 2016, Americas, Health, North America, Perspectives

The Kids Are All Right: Good News From the Dismal Science About Our Children

American parents may be more terrified than ever before that they will make errors that will have long-term negative impacts on their children. In...
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Global Notebook, Health, Human Rights, Politics, South America

When a Crisis Emerges, Look the Other Way: Venezuela’s Handling of the Health Care Crisis

The lights are flickering. There’s no toilet paper, no soap, and no medicine. People crowd the hallways. Patients lie in pools of their own...
Photo credit: AP Images.
Africa, Americas, Caribbean, Health, Interviews, North America, Science & Technology, South America

Science Rocketing Forward: An Interview with Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist who helped lead the research of the Human Genome Project, which by 2003 had completed the first...
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37(4) Fall 2016, Central Asia, Economics, Environment, Features, Health, Security

High and Dry: Central Asia’s Failure to Avert the Impending Water Crisis

In 2016, the World Resources Institute published a map called Water Stress by Country, comparing the shortages of fresh water experienced by countries across...
An MQ-1B Predator, left, and an MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for takeoff June 13, 2014, on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft are assigned to the 432nd Wing, which trains pilots, sensor operators and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)
37(3) Spring 2016, Africa, Analysis, Asia, Environment, Features, Health, Science & Technology, Security

The Growing International Movement Against Killer Robots

  Six weapons have been internationally banned: poison gas, biological weapons, chemical weapons, blinding lasers, antipersonnel landmines, and cluster munitions. The bans on the...
Syrian refugees and migrants pass through Slovenia. Photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
37(4) Summer 2016, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Features, Health, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics, Security

Into the Mind of the Refugee: Unpacking Modern Refugee Mental Health

The story of the refugee is not new. From the times of the Roman Empire to the ongoing Syrian Civil War, civilians in conflict...
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37(4) Summer 2016, Eastern Africa, Economics, Health, Interviews

Building Capacity and Partnership in Global Healthcare Systems: An Interview with Vanessa Kerry

How did you become interested in global health? I became interested in global health because, when I was fourteen, I had the privilege of...
RI Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 20/02/2015 - Amanhecer no  Parque Nacinal da Tijuca no Sumaré   . Foto Thiago Lontra / Agencia O Globo
37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Education, Health, Interviews, Politics, Security, South America

A Rocky Road to Rio: An Interview with Eduardo Paes

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The HIR sat down with Mr. Paes before the Olympic Games to discuss...
Traffic congestion in Accra, Ghana, one of the Millennium Cities Initiative's focus areas. Photo by Susan Blaustein.
37(4) Summer 2016, Africa, Education, Health, Perspectives, Politics

One Path Toward Effective Global Development: Learning from Those with the Most at Stake

Introduction Spanning more than two decades, dedicated international efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) yielded extraordinary...
Dr. Margaret Hamburg. Photo by FDA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Africa, Asia, Europe, Health, Interviews, North America

The US Food and Drug Administration in a Globalized World

Dr. Margaret Hamburg served as Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2009 until 2015. While at the FDA, she focused...