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In Afghan fields

Kyle Benjamin Schneps

June 2012 marks what many have called a milestone in the ongoing war on narco-terrorism: the sentencing of Haji Bagcho, the biggest opium and heroin dealer in Central Asia.

A health expert at the World Bank, a new horizon for Global Health?

Zack Allal

Dr Jim Yong Kim was officially announced as the new president for the World Bank in April. Dr Kim has an extensive background within the global health sphere, which could make a great difference in the World Bank's future investment in global health.

The use of health as a tool of repression in Syria

A recent report from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has highlighted the brutality of the Assad regime in its continuing attemt to curb the nationwide uprising in Syria.

Animal and human health, one health approaches

The complex relationships among animal health, human health, agriculture and food security were the topic of a forum on the One Health movement in Davos.

China, HIV and the Global Fund

As ‘traditional’ donors to the Global Fund, the international organization fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, cut back, it's time for emerging economies to get more involved.

From Iowa: The US elections and global health

Although the United States has not met United Nations targets in terms of Official Development Assistance spending as a percentage of gross national income, it still provides more aid than any other country. This could change after the US election.

Making Health and Development Policy in a Ski Resort

Why do world leaders meet in the luxurious setting of Davos to discuss important economic issues—including many relating to health and development?

Science versus security: whoever wins loses

Adam Kamradt-Scott

How much freedom do we allow scientists to have when playing with the world’s most deadly viruses?

AIDS in a time of Austerity

The Global Fund, the huge international organization that fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, will not give out funding until 2014, as donor countries reduce their contributions due to the economic crisis.

Flying between ministerial conferences

The Commonwealth provides a useful forum for diplomacy, particularly with regards to health and international aid.