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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, environmental health, and refugees, 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.

There’s a saying: “Statistics are human beings with the tears dried off. As somebody who is responsible for building empathy for people forced to flee their homes, I really don’t like statistics,”…

Has the world stepped up to respond the plight of refugees since 3-year-old Alan Kurdi died and washed up on a Turkish beach as his family tried to reach safety?

We are thrilled to congratulate Hikmet Ceyhun Göcenoğlu and Beth Ann Eanelli, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2019 contest.

Thanks for Another Great Conference, #CUGH2019 From Africa, from Asia, from South America, West Loop and hundreds of other locales, about 1,700 people from 50 nations traveled to …

WASHINGTON, DC—The day that Christy Turlington Burns became a mother is the day she became a maternal health advocate, she shared at a recent gathering of public health advocates.

Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions.…

KIGALI—Somaliland's nomadic women want contraception that doesn’t force them to return for frequent follow-up visits. College students in India want access to contraceptives without having to cross…

KIGALI—In Rwanda, it might be easier to clear up misconceptions about vasectomies if it didn’t share a word with castration in Kinyarwanda, one of the country’s official languages. Other languages…

KIGALI—The delegates assembled for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning are more than just advocates of family planning, Gates Institute Director Jose “Oying” Rimon II said in his…

NYAMIRAMA—Building a basketball court right next to the Nyamirama Health Center was no coincidence. The strategically placed court is part of a deliberate effort to improve access to health…