Sunday, January 25, 2015
  1. The State of Global Poverty

    Kaushik Basu

    The State of Global Poverty


     calls the extent of global inequality today a collective failure – and a threat to democracy.

    global poverty siddashi/Flickr

    One reason global poverty has been so intractable is that it remains largely out of sight for those who are not living it, safely somebody else’s problem. If poverty were communicable, its incidence would be far lower by now. READ MORE

  2. The Social Science of Medicine

    Jeremy Farrar

    The Social Science of Medicine


     warns that the fight against antimicrobial resistance cannot be won by biological research alone.

    antibiotics marosh/Flickr

    The growing capacity of pathogens to resist antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs is turning into the greatest emerging crisis in contemporary healthcare. It is a crisis that cannot be solved by science alone. READ MORE

  3. Aid in a World of Crisis

    António Guterres

    Aid in a World of Crisis


     urges the private sector to help humanitarian agencies confront unprecedented need.

    Syrian refugees boy tent Freedom House/Flickr

    Protracted wars, environmental disasters, and state failure are requiring the UNHCR and other relief agencies to broaden their base of support. Without a massive scaling up of private-sector involvement, the world will be unable to provide for millions of people who have lost almost everything. READ MORE

  4. Diseases Without Borders

    Jim Yong Kim

    Diseases Without Borders


     shows why pandemics are one global risk that cooperative preemptive action can mitigate.

    Globe mini size world Horia Varlan/Flickr

    The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risks report highlights important opportunities for action. One area in which concerted, collaborative efforts can make a huge difference is the spread of infectious diseases, especially through the establishment of a global pandemic emergency facility. READ MORE

  5. The New Health-Care Continuum

    Frans van Houten

    The New Health-Care Continuum


     explains how Internet-enabled systems are revolutionizing the field.

    Newsart for The New Health-Care Continuum Chhor Sokunthea/World Bank/Flickr

    Connected health care is slowly becoming a reality, enabling medical professionals to share data with colleagues around the world, while patients can track their own wellbeing. This transformation promises to improve the lives of billions of people, create healthier societies, save costs, and boost economic growth. READ MORE

The Loss of Order

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