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Vaccine Delivery Struggles

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“Vaccine Delivery Struggles”
Vaccines and vaccination are often in the news – perhaps never more than in the last four years, as the world found its way through the COVID pandemic. They were high on the agenda of the recent World Health Assembly, held last month in Geneva, with encouraging stories of vaccination campaign successes, and frustrating stories of vaccination obstacles and unrealized hopes.

An Insight into the Repercussions of Medical Waste and its Disposal

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The Globe: The Intersection of Healthcare & Conflict“The Intersection of Healthcare and Conflict”

Today, the world is facing the highest number of violent conflicts since the Second World War. According to the United Nations, 2 billion people — a quarter of humanity — live in places affected by such conflict

Faster and Better-How AI is Reshaping Vaccines and Medication Research

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The Globe Newsletter: AI“Faster and Better-How AI is Reshaping Vaccines and Medication Research”

Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to increase the efficiency of care as systems strive towards these goals. 

Crossing the Last Mile: Delivery Systems

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The Globe - Medical Drones“Crossing the Last Mile: Delivery Systems”

After the surge in medical technological advancements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and shift toward digital innovations in healthcare, we may find ourselves asking, what’s next?

An Insight into the Repercussions of Medical Waste and its Disposal

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Flora Koska-Medical Waste Article“An Insight into the Repercussions of Medical Waste and its Disposal”

A safe injection does not guarantee safety for a community unless disposed of correctly. This article aims to address a topic which is by no means novel but is often overlooked when considering safety issues surrounding injections: safe disposal and afterlife of medical waste.

Self-care and the Rapidly Changing Market of Obesity Drugs

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”Self-care and the Rapidly Changing Market of Obesity Drugs”

Could anti-obesity drugs recently approved by the FDA and other regulators make a difference in one of the world’s biggest public health challenges?

The End of COVID-19? Not for Everybody

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“The End of COVID-19? Not for Everybody.”

We are now entering our fourth spring of the global COVID pandemic. But this spring looks far different from the last three. April of 2020 saw the world…

The Long Road with Long COVID

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“The Long Road with Long COVID”

With infections dropping, COVID-19 seems to have become obsolete. What’s next?

When Business as Usual is Bad for Public Health

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“When Business as Usual is Bad for Public Health”

In January 2023, the U.S. FDA announced its plans for the future of COVID vaccination. COVID vaccines will follow the path…               

Vaccines Beyond COVID-19

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“Vaccines Beyond COVID-19”

mRNA technology was launched originally not for COVID-19 but for personalized vaccines for chronic diseases like cancer. Can we do a better job this…

Leading After Emergency

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“Leading After Emergency”

After pages of goals and recommendations on responding to COVID-19 and preparing for the next pandemic, one thing is still lacking: leadership.

Solving “Impossible” Problems Starts Here

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“Solving “Impossible” Problems Starts Here”

The chasm between the West and rest on healthcare quality and access seems insoluble. But we can narrow the gap.

On Polio, Monkeypox, and COVID-19

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“On Polio, Monkeypox, and COVID-19”

The Lessons We Can, and Cannot, Take

The Most Important Faces in Global Health

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“The Most Important Faces in Global Health”

They are the children that modern medicine forgot, or utterly failed to reach.

Turning Obstacles into Assets

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“Turning Obstacles into Assets”

Seeking to improve global health access? Learn to leverage limits and constraints as springboards for innovation

How Global is Global Health?

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“How Global is Global Health?”

Traditional funding streams continue to favor northern institutions. Is it time to change?

Behind the Headlines

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“Behind the Headlines”

Very few people had heard of monkeypox a month ago. Now – despite tough competition from other major global events…

Are genetically modified mosquitos the solution to malaria?

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“Are genetically modified mosquitos the solution to malaria?”

Thinking about known-unknowns and unknown-unknowns.

Hidden in Plain Sight

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“Hidden in Plain Sight”

Why Unsafe Injections Remain a Global Challenge

Production for the Last Mile

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“Production For the Last Mile”

We have plenty of COVID vaccines and doses. The real challenge now is delivering them the last mile.

 

Sometimes There is an Obvious Solution

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“Sometimes There is an Obvious Solution”

Problem: not enough doctors and nurses; millions of people to vaccinate. Solution: let Community Health Workers do it.

What are the real COVID mortality numbers?

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“What are the real COVID mortality numbers?”

Estimates from WHO are pending; meanwhile a study in The Lancet suggests the true number of global fatalities from COVID may be 3x higher than indicated…

 

We’ve Lost a Giant

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We’ve Lost a Giant”

Dr. Paul Farmer led by personal example and total commitment. Here are 3 secrets that made him incredibly inspiring – and effective.

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