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,…

After watching patients in India die for lack of access to simple surgical procedures, Indian physician Sristi Sharma set out to improve access to surgery around the globe. We’re grateful to her for sharing her thoughts about this topic, and she in turn acknowledges Adam…

An inspiring teacher of mine, the late Carl Taylor from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health used to test us with a story. A major vaccine program is planned in a remote mountainous village that takes 4 days to get to. Families from far-off villages assemble…

Few would argue that prevention is an obviously good thing almost all the time. “Why, then, don’t we do it more regularly, more consistently, more widely, more effectively? What’s stopping us?” asked Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, during a…

Tsega Gebreyesus was doing doctoral research on family planning access in Israel when she began hearing stories from African asylum-seekers about a human trafficking chain in the Sinai desert. The asylum seekers had been kidnapped on their journey to Israel and suffered…