Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  1. Breaking the WHO’s Glass Ceiling

    Peter A. Singer, ET AL

    Breaking the WHO’s Glass Ceiling

    &  endorse Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who would be the first-ever African Director-General.

     Tedros Ghebreyesus Fabrice Coffrini/Stringer
    This year, the World Health Organization will elect a new director-general, and Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the strongest contender for the position. His direct experience working in developing countries makes him uniquely qualified to tackle the toughest global health challenges. READ MORE
  2. Hope for Global Health in 2017

    Melvin Sanicas

    Hope for Global Health in 2017


     highlights major successes – new diagnostic tools, vaccines, and more – achieved in the last year.

    TB Rat
    From the bombing of hospitals in conflict zones to the outbreak of the Zika virus, 2016 seemed to be one of unrelenting tragedy for global health. But, buried among all of the bad stories, there were some inspiring developments, including innovative diagnostic tools, new vaccines, and more. READ MORE
  3. The Fortunate Few and the Forgotten Many

    Winnie Byanyima
  4. Will Health Care Be Disrupted?

    Spencer Nam

    Will Health Care Be Disrupted?


     says smart machines will play a bigger role, but doctors will still call the shots – for now.

    Newsart for Will Health Care Be Disrupted? BSIP/Getty Images
    We shouldn’t expect machines to replace physicians for some time, but automation will continue to make inroads in the evolving health-care landscape, and we should welcome this. Practicing more precision medicine than intuitive medicine will make health care simpler, more accessible, and less expensive. READ MORE
  5. How to Help the African Dust Bowl

    Jeff Raikes

    How to Help the African Dust Bowl


     calls on the continent's governments to invest more in agriculture and family farmers.

    Newsart for How to Help the African Dust Bowl Sia Kambou/Stringer
    As agricultural science in Africa moves forward, governments must ensure that farmers can make the best use of new innovations. Government investment paves the way for private-sector investment, which could be a game-changer for farmers who have operated at subsistence levels for far too long. READ MORE
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