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AIDS and Migration

by Min Hyun Maeng

There have been great advances in curative and preventive interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS, but discrimination and stigmatization are still a problem, particularly for refugees and internally displaced persons.

World Diabetes Day – Diabetes in conflict areas

by Min Hyun Maeng

Non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, increasingly contribute to morbidity and mortality in conflict settings, and the burden of those diseases has become prominent especially in middle-income settings.

Climate change, food security and conflict

by Min Hyun Maeng

Although climate change is defined using environmental terms, it should be understood in a comprehensive framework taking into account conflict, food security and health. The official definition, according to the United

Transnational Organized Crime and Public Health in West Africa

by Kyle Benjamin Schneps

In July 2012 the New York Times reported that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is expanding its war on drugs to various countries in the regions of East

In Afghan fields

by 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?

by 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

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.