Category Archives: Global Health Policy

Calling for an inclusive rights-based foreign policy for health

Our chief researcher in China, Dr. Joseph Tucker, has co-authored a commentary in The Lancet calling for a rights-based foreign policy that includes civil, social, and health rights independent of sexual orientation or gender. In the 1980s, the AIDS crisis catalyzed … Read More

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Speed is essential: Dr. Cohen at Senate briefing on the HIV epidemic

Yesterday IGHID Director Myron Cohen spoke at a Senate briefing on the state of HIV science. He lamented the slow pace of scientific advances, given the size of the epidemic. HPTN 052, for example, took more than twenty years to … Read More

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In Rajasthan, the more the merrier

A bit of research and web browsing before leaving for the summer gave me an idea of the work I would be doing.  I read up on the organization and the area in general and, all things considered, felt like … Read More

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Universal health care in India?

[Robert Wallace is a master's student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. He is interning over the summer in Rajasthan, India at the NGO GRAVIS with fellow master's student, Shelley Marcus.  This is his second blog post.] In … Read More

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What’s an anganwandi?

[This is the second post sent in by Shelley Marcus, a master's student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She is interning over the summer in Rajasthan, India at the NGO GRAVIS with fellow master's student, Robert Wallace … Read More

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Our health goals in Rajasthan

[Robert Wallace is a master's student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. He is interning over the summer in Rajasthan, India at the NGO GRAVIS with fellow master's student, Shelley Marcus] Hello, from Rajasthan! Things here at GRAVIS … Read More

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The “Miracle Tree”

[Shelley Marcus is a master's student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She is interning over the summer in Rajasthan, India at the NGO GRAVIS with fellow master's student, Robert Wallace] The first field visit that we went … Read More

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Letter from Galapagos: El Mercado

[This blog post was sent in by Beth Hopping, who is a PhD student in nutrition. Her co-investigator, Rachel Page, MPH, sent in the previous letter from Galapagos] This morning, Rachel and I got an early start on the day. … Read More

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Letter from Galapagos: luxury tourism, local health

[This blog post was sent in by Rachel Page, who graduated from UNC this spring with an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education] Greetings from the Galapagos! I write this entry from the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito … Read More

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Are small farmers the answer? Bill Gates thinks so.

In a recent blog post, Bill Gates tells us that most of the world’s poorest people are small farmers who grow their own food and make money from their plots of land.  They often lack important tools and resources that … Read More

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