Saturday, November 28, 2015
  1. Marginalized People’s Neglected Diseases

    Carolyn Woo, ET AL

    Marginalized People’s Neglected Diseases

    &  urges the international community to work to eliminate illnesses affecting the world's poor.

    Two men in Mexico at sunset.

    When Pope Francis visited the US in September, he highlighted the international community's responsibility to respond to preventable human suffering. It is our hope that his entreaties will mobilize greater support for efforts to address a major plight affecting marginalized people: neglected tropical diseases. READ MORE

  2. The Deadly Axis of TB and Diabetes

    Anthony Harries

    The Deadly Axis of TB and Diabetes


     warns of a looming twin epidemic, with each disease heightening vulnerability to the other.

    Insulin syringes.

    Last year, tuberculosis surpassed HIV/AIDS to become the world's deadliest infectious disease. World leaders must mount a response commensurate with the scale of the problem – especially as we learn more about the interaction between TB and another deadly global killer: diabetes. READ MORE

  3. The Poverty Line’s Battle Lines

    Kaushik Basu

    The Poverty Line’s Battle Lines


     explains why the stakes are so high in defining who's poor.

    Young impoverished girl with cat.

    Much is at stake when the World Bank formulates the global poverty line. But, because there is no unique definition of poverty, what matters most is to draw a line at some reasonable place and then hold it constant in real terms so that the performance of the world and individual countries can be tracked over time. READ MORE

  4. Putting Public Health on the Map

    Christopher J. Murray
  5. Wasted Drugs and the Creation of Superbugs

    Jim O'Neill

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