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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…

Bending the Arc in the Navajo Nation

August 23, 2017

Did you know that the Navajo Nation has a severe shortage of health care providers? One in every four positions for doctors is empty, creating desperate need for decent medical care for people who…

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…

Variety—Healthcare Doc ‘Bending the Arc,’ Exec Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gets U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

August 16, 2017

Abramorama has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the healthcare documentary “Bending the Arc,” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, will…

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…

Bending the Arc at Newport Film Festival

August 11, 2017

Last night we had the privilege of joining the Newport Film Festival for an incredible evening. We screened Bending the Arc outdoors, followed by a Q&A with PIH co-founders Todd McCormack and Jim Yong…

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…

The Conversation—The secret behind Rwanda’s successful vaccination rollouts

The best medical treatment option in the world can’t save a single patient unless it is delivered at the proper time, with the proper plans and processes in place. That’s why implementation science for health matters.…

Vox—Top Democratic, Republican health experts agree on this plan to fix Obamacare

August 9, 2017

A prominent and unlikely group of liberal and conservative health experts have authored an ambitious plan to fix the Affordable Care Act — and they plan to make a hard push for their ideas on Capitol…

The Price of Peace? Peacekeeping with Impunity Harms Public Health in Haiti

August 7, 2017

In April, 2017, the United Nations (UN) announced that it will withdraw peacekeeping soldiers from Haiti after 13 years there. Known by its French acronym MINUSTAH, the mission has been controversial in security terms, but…