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7 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2017

This year, our annual list from IntraHealth International is filled with abundant uncertainty, and a cautious hope for progress.

Zika: The Cost of Doing Nothing

We must move more quickly to keep the cost of Zika—estimated at $5 billion—from doubilng or tripling, says Dr. Kate Tulenko in the new issue of Global Health & Diplomacy

Are the Elderly at Risk of the Zika Virus?

What can home-based health workers do to protect their older clients and family members from Zika?

A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security

We shouldn't wait for the next epidemic before we implement some relatively simple yet powerful digital health solutions.

Zika Virus Sheds Light on Shortcomings in Family Planning and Reproductive Health

As Zika spreads across the Americas, women trying to heed health authorities' recommendations to delay pregnancy are in a tough spot.

From West Africa to South Korea, No Pause between Outbreaks

As nurses gather in Seoul for the 2015 ICN Conference, an outbreak of MERS poses a new global health security threat.

Emerging Pandemic Threats from Animal Sources: The Need for Greater Health Worker Capacity in Developing Countries to Prevent and Control Them

Diseases transmitted from animals to humans cause 2.4 billion human illnesses and 2.2 million deaths every year.

New WHO Report Urges Countries to Focus R&D on the Health Needs of Developing Countries

Hot news released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO) could change the future of global health.

Making Work Safe for Health Workers

During my medical residency, several of my friends stuck themselves with used needles while caring for patients. I remember their anxiety as they waited for the blood tests to arrive that indicated whether they were at risk for HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C.

Revisiting Zambia: Still So Much to Do

Last month, I was in Zambia, a country especially close to my heart. I was born in Zambia and lived there through the end of high school.

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