By R. Sterling Haring, MPH After 13 unsuccessful years, 2014 saw the passage of a law mandating booster seat usage in Florida. While many factors played a role in this public health victory, a few key elements to this year’s approach that helped give the bill the…

Global Health NOW’s Jackie Frank spoke with Laurie David yesterday before a screening of her film Fed Up at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Best known for producing An Inconvenient Truth, the Academy Award-winning film about global warming, David’s latest…

One of the great things about editing Global Health NOW is hearing from our smart and engaged readers. Here’s a great “stop-and-think” letter to the editor that we received yesterday:

Available, accessible and affordable vaccines are vital for reducing the prevalent causes of pneumonia, a preventable disease that is the No. 1 killer worldwide of kids under 5, reported Keith Klugman who leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts against…

Zaher Sahloul, a Chicago-based critical care physician who presides over the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), didn’t rely on words or statistics to convince a rapt audience at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that his homeland is in the grips of…

An internationally renowned scholar in the fields of law and public health, Lawrence O. Gostin recently published Global Health Law (Harvard University Press, 2014). It has been called the defining work of an emerging field. In carving out an agenda for reform that is…

By Edmond Fernandes, MBBS and R.P. Pai, MD In recent years, the concept of social accountability in medical schools has gotten off the ground in India. After Charles Boelen and Jeffrey E. Heck articulated in 1995 that medical schools have a responsibility to…

By Kattey Kattey, MBBS, MPH ’11 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…

By Mariam Bhacker 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…

When we marry and become part of another family, there’s always one person in the new family who connects with you on a special level. When I married Joanne, my brother-in-law Alexander Diatsintos became that person. Yesterday we buried Alex, who passed away on Sunday,…