Welcome to GHN's New Home

Girls in India gather around an illuminated globe, hoping for a better world. © 2012 Pranab Basak, Courtesy of Photoshare

When we launched Global Health NOW as a weekday e-newsletter a year ago, we sensed a need for a quick compendium of the day’s important stories in global health.

It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Thousands of you have subscribed and recommended GHN to colleagues and friends. The feedback has been inspiring. We’re honored to be essential reading for so many of you.

There was just one problem. We were trapped in the limited e-mail format. Text had to be short. We didn’t have time for photos. We were almost impossible to find if you didn’t know about us. And we missed out on the exponential sharing power of social media.

With this new website, we’ve remedied those problems and created a slew of new features as well.

So how does it “work”? Let me give you a tour:

  • The big “hero” image at the top of the page will take you through the latest 3 GHN exclusive stories. These are articles, Q&As and commentaries available nowhere else.

  • To the right of the hero image, we provide Breaking News. It updates throughout the day and takes you directly to the most important news stories of the day.

  • Next, Recent Stories provide the headlines from the day’s e-newsletter. Lose the e-mail in your overstuffed in box? It’s all here in one convenient place. 

  • Below that you’ll find GHN Connections, highlighting content from our esteemed collaborators:

    • With content from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, you will read remarkable articles produced by freelance journalists documenting important health stories around the world.

    • Interested in video and informed discussions by the likes of Hans Rosling? We’ve got you covered with regular installments from the webcast This Week in Global Health, produced by Dr. Greg Martin and company with occasional guest appearances from yours truly and Dayna Kerecman Myers.

    • We’ll include a weekly global health photo from the amazing archives of Photoshare, a service of the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP).

    • And, if you’re the bookish sort (and I know you are), check out Dayna’s Book Club—a freewheeling forum of book reviews, readings and other discussions.

  • And following GHN Connections, we highlight 3 issues of enduring interest in Special Topics.

We hope you like GHN’s new home! Stop by frequently for some essential reading and bring your friends and colleagues.


Brian W. Simpson, Editor-in-Chief

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