Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2019 Global Health Competition (CUGH 2019: 6th Annual Global Health Video Competition) CUGH 2019 GLOBAL HEALTH VIDEO COMPETITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PULITZER CENTER invites Video submission for its 6th annual video competition. CUGH’s 6th annual video competition will showcase important global health issues and innovations. Winners will be highlighted at our 10th Annual Global Health Conference March 8-10 in Chicago, IL. AWARDS There will be a winner and two honorable mentions in each submission category. All six videos from the winners and honorable mentions will be featured at the conference, on the CUGH website, and included in the Bulletin (CUGH’s email newsletter). The top submission in each category will receive one (1) free registration to the conference. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES Global Health Advocacy – Outlines a compelling global health challenge … [Read more...] about CUGH 2019: 6th Annual Global Health Video Competition
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POLITICS 05/18/2018 03:07 pm ET Updated 2 minutes ago “The threat of a pandemic is serious, and it’s important families know we have a vigilant and experienced team in place.” By Lauren Weber Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have requested answers from the White House about last week’s sudden departure of Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, who led the now-disbanded global health security team at the National Security Council. In a Friday letter to national security adviser John Bolton, the senators asked not only why Ziemer left, but also why his unit had been disbanded just as an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was declared. The outbreak is now threatening the city of Mbandaka, which is home to over 1.2 million people. Citing HuffPost’s reporting, the senators expressed grave concerns over the reshuffling. “The threat of a pandemic is serious,” they wrote, “and it’s important … [Read more...] about Top Democrats Want Answers On Global Health Security Head’s Sudden Departure
Some global health threats take us by surprise, sparking fires we never expected to fight. Take Ebola, for instance – the world couldn’t have foreseen the 2014 outbreak, particularly in West Africa, which had never before experienced it. Other fires, though, have been smoldering quietly for decades, and are now building strength and becoming difficult to contain. This year, IntraHealth International’s annual list is filled with such challenges. These topics will shape the global health agenda in 2016, defining what many global development organizations do this year and how we do it: 10. Ebola’s unprecedented survivors. Never before have there been so many survivors of the virus. Survival, it turns out, is both a boon and a burden – many now face a lifetime of social exile and chronic health problems. Ebola survivors will present new health-care challenges in 2016 as health workers learn to care for their unique needs. We’ll learn more than … [Read more...] about 10 global health issues to follow in 2016
No one could have predicted that Ebola would dominate global health headlines in 2014. We sure didn’t. The virus was nowhere to be found on IntraHealth’s Top 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2014 published last January. At the time, the global health community was focused on longstanding challenges such as HIV, family planning, maternal health—all of which have been derailed in some way by Ebola this year. Will 2015 be some kind of a tipping point? Could it be the year the global health community finally begins to focus on the underlying health systems challenges brought to light by the Ebola epidemic? On the final push to end AIDS? On solving the critical shortage of health workers around the world? All 7 billion of us will be affected in some way by at least one of these issues. They’ll shape what IntraHealth and other global development organizations do in 2015, and how we do it. Here are our top ten predictions: Mental health. Child mortality, AIDS, … [Read more...] about 10 global health issues to watch in 2015
Time to consider police brutality as a global health problem? Author : Adrienne Milner & Giuliano RussoAdrienne Milner is lecturer in social determinants of health and Giuliano Russo is lecturer in global health at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Police brutality has been framed in the past as a civil and human rights issue, and explained in terms of its sociological roots and legal implications. However, similarly to other human rights (eg, reproductive rights), substantial health repercussions arise from its perpetration for individuals as well as for the general public, and recent research in the USA has firmly established police brutality as a public health concern. In addition to the obvious link between police violence with fatality and injury (see panel), empirical evidence has shown harmful mental health consequences that are not limited to victims, but also shared by witnesses to negative police … [Read more...] about Time to consider police brutality as a global health problem?