- ReportBy John Briscoe, Greg Allgood, Jason Clay, Juan Jose Consejo, Qiuqiong Huang, Mei Xurong, Susan E. Murcott, Peter G. McCornick, Chista D. Peters-Lidard, R. Maria Saleth, Olcay Unver, Adrien Couton, Ger Bergkamp, Shaden Adbel-GawadNov 10, 2009
At a time of mounting population pressures, environmental declines, and growing demand for water, the Paul H.
- CommentaryOct 29, 2009
The unusual clinical characteristics of the H1N1 virus and the uncertainties about H1N1 vaccine production have brought home powerfully the unpredictability—the “slippery” nature—of influenza virus and the vaccines designed to reduce its disease burden.
- ReportBy Charles Freeman, Xiaoqing Lu BoyntonOct 19, 2009
The current economic crisis has hit China hard. China's high savings rate is a significant deterrent to boosting domestic consumption, and with little sign of a resumption of global demand for Chinese exports, the leadership recognized early in the crisis that it needed to take aggressive action to ensure growth from alternative sources.
- ReportSep 24, 2009
In the United States, domestic support for greater investments in projects dedicated to improving global health through addressing water, sanitation, and hygiene issues has gathered momentum in recent years. In 2005 President George W.
- ReportBy Judyth TwiggJul 30, 2009
Despite a decade of pre-financial-crisis economic growth, Russia continues to suffer from health challenges unprecedented for an advanced industrial society in peacetime. The persistence of these maladies remains a mystery, and their magnitude and nature are reported unevenly in the Western media. Recent Kremlin domestic health policy initiatives hint at promising new directions.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Allen MooreJul 23, 2009
The election of Barack Obama has fundamentally changed the landscape for the debates around U.S. support for international family planning (FP) programs.
- ReportJul 22, 2009
We are in the midst of a major transition in the core U.S. goals for global health. During the period 2003–2008, the predominant goal was to respond to a health emergency, through large-scale, dramatic, single-disease initiatives: the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and subsequently the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI).
- NewsletterBy Elizabeth LaferriereJul 1, 2009
The decision of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to lay down their arms and the May 19 death of their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran at the hands of the Sri Lankan army marked the end of 25 years of intermittent bloody conflict that had convulsed the island.
- ReportBy Benn McGradyJun 12, 2009
Greater U.S. engagement in international tobacco control efforts could bring benefits for global health on issues relating to surveillance and monitoring, illicit trade, and product regulation. Engagement could also benefit the United States in at least three ways. First, U.S.
- NewsletterBy Mely Caballero-Anthony, Julie Balen, Belinda ChngMay 5, 2009
Since news of the swine flu outbreak broke and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a Global Health Emergency, swine flu cases have spread across the world, reaching Europe and the Asia Pacific.