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Dayna Kerecman Myers

Managing Editor
Dayna Kerecman Myers is GHN’s managing editor. Previously, she wrote news summaries as the assignment editor for the PBS NewsHour and wrote and edited articles and reports for the Stanford Blood Center, edited the International Research and Exchanges Board’s Media Sustainability Index, and wrote newsletters about landmines and Chechnya for the Open Society Institute. She is especially interested in public health in relation to freedom of speech and refugee issues, and she has also worked with refugees around the world—from Utica, New York, to Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Russian History from Wells College.

Noncommunicable Diseases got the spotlight at the UN General Assembly last Thursday, scoring a High-level Meeting that gave world leaders a chance to talk about their challenges and progress tackling…

NEW YORK—The UN General Assembly’s first ever High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis this past Wednesday culminated in a slew of commitments to end the disease that kills more people than any other…

MONTRÉAL—“When you have more, you have to give more.” That advice, from Québec's Chief Public Health Officer Horacio Arruda, aptly described his audience of medical students attending a health…

WASHINGTON, DC—In mid-May, the US National Security Advisor assembled a team of top advisors to discuss the mysterious illness emerging in Germany and Venezuela, with hundreds of cases and dozens of…

Birth certificates are a ticket to ride … they unlock a host of social services, as Philip Setel, a Vital Strategies vice president and director of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics…

NEW YORK – Fatima Marinho wants to know more about what’s killing Brazilians. Marinho, MD, who leads a Ministry of Health department responsible for information in analysis, knows Brazil has a good…

Big Tobacco, beware: A new global watchdog will soon be on your tail. The search is on for a lead organization for Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) that will aggressively track…

BETHESDA, MD—A young girl’s question at yesterday’s NIH Fogarty International Center 50th anniversary celebration framed the symposium’s quest to advance research into global health inequities.

Making the case for going big, James Nardella, who serves as a principal at the Skoll Foundation, brought together panelists at the Global Health & Innovation conference to talk about one of the…

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