September 20, 2017

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Afghanistan’s Coming Water Crisis

River Kabul passing through the Afghan capital. (Photo by koldo, Creative Commons License)

Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises. Read More »

3 Big Benefits for Americans to Ending the Cuba Embargo

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Cuba has a lot more to offer the United States than just rum and cigars. Read More »

Pakistan: Polio, Politics, Polemics & Personal Profit

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A fast resurgent polio virus has turned Pakistan into a “polio comfort zone” and is evoking fears of its export worldwide but Islamabad’s efforts remain bureaucratic and confusing, lacking effective leadership. Read More »

4 Reasons Why A Travel Ban Won’t Solve the Ebola Crisis

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Banning flights from Ebola-stricken countries sounds like a logical step to contain the spread of an outbreak that’s been spiraling out of control in West Africa for months. But the policies that give people a sense of security aren’t always the ones that get the best results from a global health perspective. Read More »

Nigeria Was Slow to Act on Ebola

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Ebola has reached Lagos, the most populous city in the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria had ample time to prepare for Ebola but it did little about this right up until the moment Patrick Sawyer, the first ever recorded case in the country, came to Nigeria and collapsed in a Lagos hospital. Read More »

Pakistan’s Struggle Against Hepatitis

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Each year, on July 28 the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health organizations mark World Hepatitis Day. This year’s theme “This is Hepatitis. . .Know it. . .Confront it” sends a strong message to the world to recognize hepatitis as a forefront runner in communicable diseases. We must now move from acknowledging the disease to confronting it with actionable ... Read More »