We take few things for granted the way we do oxygen. More than water, more than food, more than sunlight, we assume it will always be available. When it is not, we expect to quickly lose our breath, our focus, and perhaps our life. But patients suffering from COVID-19 and…

The average person spends less than 10 seconds reading food labels when they are shopping for groceries, and that is not lost on the food industry.  

It’s been a big month for Loyce Pace.   Last week, she was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board—but as she pointed out on Twitter, “I still very much have a day job”—as president and executive director of Global Health Council. 

As the media swarms the coronavirus story, lost in the shuffle are the important public health insights about how viruses work and humans respond. To help improve understanding of the outbreak’s complex dynamics, GHN has reached out to some of the world’s most respected…

During COVID-19’s onslaught in April 2020, an undocumented patient called our clinic seeking a COVID-19 test so that she could return to work. Further questioning revealed she’d recently developed a cough and fever, and that she works in close proximity to multiple people—…

Growing up in a rural area near Kisumu, Kenya, I never realized that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, was entirely preventable and treatable. It is a threat that my elders have never lived without—but my generation can end it.

In a world of gloomy global health news, progress against the leading cause of contagious and irreversible blindness—trachoma—is heartening. The WHO has reported a remarkable 91% reduction in people at risk of contracting the neglected tropical disease since 2002.

With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.

Public Health Takeaways from a Shambolic First Presidential Debate The lack of handshakes—a COVID-19 prevention measure—was perhaps the most civil thing about the first presidential debate. “That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” Thank you for…

With more than 33 million cases and over 1 million lives lost, COVID-19 has devastated health systems and weakened social and economic cohesion on a global scale. It has also sparked deep appreciation for health care workers. Nurses are being seen anew for their unique…