The smiling people on the project websites never tell the whole story—global health and development takes hard work, realistic goals, admitting to failure, and sticking around long enough to fix the problems, Jordan Levy told Unite for Sight attendees Saturday.

Years ago, when Nancy Glass tried to submit an article on strangulation and domestic violence to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, she got a firm no—unless she listed a physician as the author, that is. Senior author. Glass, now the professor and associate director of…

Michele Barry’s verdict on the Women Leaders in Global Health conference that brought more than 400 women to Stanford last fall? “It was kick-ass great.”

Leading big changes in global health requires systems thinking, a desire to work outside of silos and across cultures—and humility, says Barbara Bush, CEO and founder of Global Health Corps. In a wide-ranging discussion, Bush compares notes with Krishna Rao, PhD, MSc, a…

A striking gender disparity in global health leadership took center stage at Stanford University’s 2017 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, uniting over 400 leaders from 68 countries.Women “represent most of the health workforce worldwide yet remain the minority in…

A few months into his role as the first co-director of Georgetown’s Center for Global Health and Quality (GHQ), Mark Dybul’s vision is taking shape.  

President Trump has nominated a highly respected state health commissioner and strong advocate of needle exchanges to be the next US surgeon general. Jerome M. Adams, Indiana’s health commissioner and an anesthesiologist, worked under then-governor Mike Pence and urged…

To those of us who knew Babatunde Osotimehin, MD, he was simply “Prof.” Yes, he had many distinguished titles in his career. At the time of his death, Babatunde was the 4th executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the under-secretary-general of the UN. He…

The University of Global Health Equity’s first graduating class of 24 students from 12 countries was released into the world last week. Based in Rwanda and created by the founders of Partners in Health, an NGO that improves health systems in 10 countries, the university’s…

Duke University’s Michael Haglund envisions his leadership program for boys at a tuition-free, independent middle school in Durham, North Carolina as a pipeline for bringing diverse talent into the medical field. The distinguished professor travels to Uganda twice a year to…