Global Health

The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Polio and Why It's on the Rise

Friday, May 09, 2014

This week, for the first time ever, the World Health Organization declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that undermine the nearly 30-year effort to eradicate disease.

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Opinion: Teen Girls Changing the Face of Philanthropy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"The image of an old, wealthy man seated on a pile of his money has changed—now teenage girls can change the world." says a local teen activist.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

State of the World's Mothers

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Worst places in the world to be a mom: Congo, Somalia. Best: Finland. USA: Meh.

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The State of AIDS in America

Monday, July 23, 2012

As AIDS activism has taken a global turn, it is important to ask: What is the current status of AIDS in America?

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Coming to terms with Zimbabwe

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

To outsiders Zimbabwe seems to be in crisis. A cholera epidemic has killed over 1,000 Zimbabweans and the economy is in collapse. On Monday, the U.S. and Britain demanded that President Mugabe step down but Mugabe says he will never surrender. For insight into this transcontinental power-struggle, we turn to journalist Heidi Holland, the author of "Dinner With Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant."
"The people who pay for his anger in response to humiliation piled on by the west are the ordinary Zimbabweans."
— Heidi Holland on Robert Mugabe


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World Diabetes Day

Friday, November 14, 2008

"People are starting to lose their sight, they're starting to lose limbs, they're getting heart disease -- all symptoms of diabetes. They're not aware what they're getting."
--Adam Mynott, speaking about the rapid spread of Type 2 diabetes in India


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UNICEF pursues simple tactic for bettering health: hand-washing

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Today, 120 million children across Asia are taking a couple of minutes of their time to wash their hands. It's the highlight of a campaign organised by the United Nations children agency UNICEF to promote one of the most cost-effective forms of preventive healthcare.


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Global map shows prevalence of multiple sclerosis in North America and Europe

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Multiple sclerosis, once considered a disease that affected mainly those in Europe and North America, is actually a global concern. The Atlas of MS, the most comprehensive MS research study ever undertaken, was launched this week. For a look at the latest findings, The Takeaway checks in with the man who spearheaded this three-year endeavor.


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"The Measure of America" finds disparities in our standards of living

Friday, July 18, 2008

Which U.S. state has the lowest life expectancy? Which congressional district has the highest high school dropout rate? The surprising answers to these questions can be found in “The Measure of America,” a new report that measures the American standard of living. Sarah Burd-Sharps explains how we’ve missed the fundamentals in the search of the American dream.