Global Health News

ISIS Says the Quran Allows Enslaving Women. Will Clerical Leaders Respond?

Oct 14, 2014
"Islamic State militants crossed a last possible boundary of decency by citing the Quran as authority for the barbarism they have been practicing against women. Equally disturbing, Arab leaders and the ulama, the clerical leaders of Islam, have been silent in the face of this effrontery," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

There Before Ebola Had a Name

Oct 08, 2014
Larry Altman describes the work of renown virologist Peter Piot after conducting several interviews. "He said he expected discovery of more viruses like Ebola. And despite today’s much safer laboratory procedures, he added, such virulent pathogens could prove just as dangerous," writes Lawrence K. Altman on Dr. Peter Piot's expertise in working with Ebola.
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Environmental Change and Security: A Look Back and Ahead With the Founder

Oct 03, 2014
For 20 years, the Environmental Change and Security Program has brought together a wide range of communities that do not always interact with one another to create new connections and discuss some of the most critical challenges facing the world today. We recently spoke with the program’s founding director, P.J. Simmons, and asked him to provide both a history lesson and a look forward.

U.N. Report: Child Abuse Is Rampant Globally

Sep 08, 2014
"UNICEF Thursday issued the largest collection of data detailing violence against children globally. The report can only make you come away asking: What’s wrong with us–everywhere?" writes Robin Wright.
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Population Challenges: Can Youth Lead the Way?

Jul 17, 2014
In this event to celebrate World Population Day, an expert panel discussed a number of strategies for strengthening communities and achieving a range of development goals such as providing appropriate sexual and reproductive health services and investment in education, especially for girls.
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Climate Change: No Longer a Distant Threat

May 15, 2014
A new report from the CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board makes clear that when it comes to climate change, “many threats are manifesting faster than anticipated and the risks are accelerating.” Geoff Dabelko discusses the threats and recommendations from the report.

Jane Harman on Reproductive Health

Apr 29, 2014
"American opponents of women's rights used to argue that "biology is destiny" and that therefore women's role in the world had to be limited to bearing and raising children. Women like my mother and me who wanted more than that felt like outsiders in the 1950s and 1960s –and in too many parts of the world this is still true," writes Jane Harman.

Taking on the Big Three: Can Africa Eliminate AIDS, TB, and Malaria?

Mar 10, 2014
While much of the world has virtually eliminated or is managing the impacts of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, the Africa continent continues to struggle with the spread of these often deadly diseases. But efforts continue to turn the tide and progress is being made. For an update on this major public health challenge, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program co-hosted an event with Friends Africa. This episode of REWIND summarizes what was learned and what lies ahead.

Can Technology Stop Gender Based Violence?

Feb 07, 2014
Sandeep Bathala, Senior Program Associate for the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discusses Gender Based Violence and explores ethical questions surrounding the use of new technologies to combat what some describe as a global epidemic.
Jennifer Turner Interviewed by The Globe and Mail

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Comments on China’s Global Environmental Impact

Jan 24, 2014
A recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated in eastern China is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast. Interviewed by The Globe and Mail (Canada), Dr.Turner comments on the responsibility for China’s pollution problem.

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