Before you can solve big problems, you need to understand the complexity of the issue. Below you’ll find articles about global health. Grab a coffee, dig in, learn, and come back for more. So much is happening in the global health movement on a daily basis. We hope you bookmark this page and stay smart about the changing landscape and new challenges. Most of all, we hope it will inspire you to keep working for global health and justice.

GE Reports—Investing In Global Health Abroad Actually Boosts US Economy, New Research Shows

September 18, 2017

Originally posted in GE Reports. A vaccine to combat diarrheal deaths in India. A bed net to protect against malaria in Malawi. If this is what comes to mind when you think about the…

The Atlantic—Melinda Gates on Why Foreign Aid Still Matters

September 15, 2017

Originally posted in The Atlantic: Read full article here. A new report from the Gates Foundation shows the devastating effects of a lapse in funding for global health. President Trump’s budget proposal, released in…

New York Times—In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

September 12, 2017

Next month marks the seventh anniversary of the cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti. The disease, which can cause death within hours if left untreated, came less than a year after Haiti was rocked by…

Vital—Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers

September 8, 2017

A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems—and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal:…

Kaiser Family Foundation—Faith Leaders, Americans Should Urge Congress To Fully Fund U.S. Global Health Programs

September 6, 2017

An excerpt from an article originally published in the Lexington Herald Leader—written by Josh Rouse, global outreach pastor at Northeast Christian Church and member of Hope Through Healing Hands’ Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers &…

Quartz—Consequences of the 2017 version of US’ anti-abortion Global Gag rule

September 5, 2017

Uganda’s highway A-109 shoots across the plain from Kampala past the occasional storefront shops and open-air kiosks common to the continent’s roadsides. After rising into the verdant tea plantations of the country’s Western Region,…

Business Insider—HIV/AIDS is no longer the leading cause of death in Africa

August 24, 2017

The World Health Organization’s most recent data on global deaths has good news for the African continent, including fewer people dying of HIV/AIDS and malaria. The new death statistics researched by African fact-checking organization, Africa Check, indicated…

New York Times—How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria

August 21, 2017

It may be possible, scientists say, to save many thousands of newborns in poor countries by giving them a simple probiotic — a strain of bacteria originally scooped out of the diaper of a…

NPR—Nurse Wins Prize For Research On Benefits Of Faster Tuberculosis Testing

August 14, 2017

There was a time when Chenai Mathabire read Vogue, watched beauty pageants on TV and fantasized about being a supermodel. Today she helps the sick and injured as a nurse and epidemiologist. Last month, the…

NPR—Imagine: Facing Surgery Without An Anesthesiologist On Hand

August 10, 2017

In Africa as well as parts of Asia and Latin America, women and babies die when labor takes a complicated turn and there is no one to provide a cesarean section. Young people succumb…