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Muhammad Hamid Zaman

Muhammad Hamid Zaman

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Muhammad Hamid Zaman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University, is the author of Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle between People and Pathogens (Harper Wave, 2020).

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  1. The Challenge of Convergent Crises
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    The Challenge of Convergent Crises

    Feb 24, 2022 Muhammad Hamid Zaman says the connection between conflict, climate change, and antimicrobial resistance is becoming hard to ignore.

  2. Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease
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    Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease

    Jul 6, 2021 Muhammad Hamid Zaman hopes the new attention to public health will translate into preparedness for the next major challenge.

  3. Tackling Pandemics at Their Root
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    Tackling Pandemics at Their Root

    Jun 17, 2020 Muhammad Hamid Zaman urges tighter regulation of animal markets to help prevent a sequel to the COVID-19 crisis.

  4. The Climate-Conflict Nexus
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    The Climate-Conflict Nexus

    Dec 19, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman calls for evidence-based, systems-level solutions to two mutually reinforcing public-health threats.

  5. Engineering Better Refugee Health Care
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    Engineering Better Refugee Health Care

    Aug 18, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman shows how technological and logistical expertise can improve medical care for displaced people.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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