- CommentaryBy J. Stephen Morrison, Peter J. HotezMay 2, 2016
Has Texas become a conspicuous “hot zone” for dangerous tropical infectious diseases? And if so, what might that imply for the future?
- ReportBy Thomas R. CullisonApr 27, 2016
As Myanmar carefully navigates the most important time in its history since World War II, the U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relationship is moving from distrust to normalcy. A professional understanding between U.S. and Myanmar armed forces is fundamental to advancing the bilateral relationship.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Katherine PeckApr 25, 2016
Since 2000, the U.S. government has been a strong partner of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, providing more than US$730 million through the end of September 2015 to support the introduction of new and underutilized vaccines in the world’s poorest countries.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Cathryn StreifelApr 12, 2016
This report examines the U.S. strategy for women’s and family health in Senegal at the community, facility, and national levels, including U.S. financing mechanisms designed to increase Senegal’s capacity and quality of services.
- Critical QuestionsApr 7, 2016
The Obama administration announced on Wednesday, April 6, that it was redirecting $510 million of Ebola funds and $79 million of funds from other Department of Health and Human Services programs to respond to the rising threat that the Zika virus poses, at home and abroad, of an epidemic of brain defects among microcephalic infants.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Jonathan A. Muir, Jessica Farley, Allison Osterman, Stephen E. Hawes, Keith Martin, J. Stephen Morrison, King K. HolmesApr 1, 2016
Academic global health programs are proliferating, and global health partnerships between North American academic institutions and institutions in low- and middle-income countries are steadily increasing.
- ReportBy Judyth TwiggMar 30, 2016
Two children contracted polio in western Ukraine, right at Europe’s doorstep, in August 2015. This outbreak and response laid bare the degree to which Ukraine’s immunization and overall health system are broken, well beyond what had been commonly understood, crippled by deep corruption, inadequate financing, and widespread popular mistrust.
- ReportBy Randall Reves and Sahil AngeloMar 23, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that tuberculosis (TB) was the most common global cause of infectious disease deaths in 2014, when more than 9 million TB cases and 1.5 million TB deaths occurred.
- ReportMar 3, 2016
Extraordinarily high rates of adolescent pregnancy and intrafamilial sexual violence in Nicaragua, coupled with limited educational and occupational opportunities for girls from the most impoverished families, pose challenges for the future of child and family health in the country.
- ReportMar 2, 2016
Ethiopia has made rapid, impressive progress in rolling out basic health care to its 95 million citizens. Now it must build on these efforts by improving the quality of these services and prioritizing the hardest-to-reach, most marginalized, populations.