Nearly every January since 2003, Alfred Sommer has journeyed to Switzerland to participate in the annual World Economic Forum. This year Sommer, Dean Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, sent GHN his highlights on health from Davos.

How could Open Access (OA) publishing possibly help fight the Ebola epidemic afflicting some of West Africa’s poorest nations? The Answer: In several ways. OA allows authors to disseminate their research for free around the world whilst maintaining the copyright to…

When Katrina’s floodwaters inundated New Orleans in 2005, the odds seemed stacked against the poor. By hosting its annual meeting here, APHA gave the public health community an opportunity to gauge the recovery process, and think about the preparedness of all of our…

Port-Harcourt, Nigeria’s oil hub and third busiest city, saw its first confirmed case of Ebola 2 weeks ago. Now, there are 3 confirmed cases, 2 deaths including the index case—a physician—and over 200 people under surveillance. Challenges to surveillance include difficulty…

Last month, Tim France and Jeffery Lazarus of Inis Communication and Health Systems Global, respectively, released a modified version of the WHO Health Systems Framework, integrating communication and patient engagement with the existing building blocks.