I spent this past Saturday at the 2017 Oxford Food Forum, a conference organised by Oxford University students. It was laudable to see a dedicated crowd come to spend their Saturday talking about something apparently
In Canada, our southern neighbour casts a long shadow, and 2017 commenced with a deep distemper in my community of practice on food and health. I had conversations with friends that ranged from glum (celebrating
0000-0002-1767-4576I don’t know about you, but I am still in that weird part of the dawning year where writing the date seems like I am playing main stage in a Hollywood ‘sci-fi’ movie. Where the
Urbanisation is occurring at a dramatic pace worldwide. As the Habitat III Conference draws to a close this week in Quito, Ecuador, Natalie Molino and Sudhvir Singh explore how the New Urban Agenda can be
Sylvia Kehlenbrink graduated from medical school at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin in Berlin and completed her residency training in Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She has done clinical and translational research with the Global
Varshini Cherukupalli and Manisha Bhatia are third-year medical students at Northwestern University and Texas Tech University. Here they share their perspectives working for the last two years on a global health research project with Accredited Social
Physical activity and gaps in global health education: why the #PEPA16 MOOC is an important “leap” forward.
Ann Gates is a health care leader, clinical pharmacist, and exercise educationalist. She started her career as a clinical pharmacist in the NHS but quickly became interested in leadership and service planning. Ann is CEO
Public Health or Politics: The Recent History of America’s Gun Epidemic and What Public Health Can (and Should) Do to End It
James Michiel is an American public health technologist and writer. He holds an MPH in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health, is currently a Senior mHealth Analyst at Emory University’s Rollins School
Let’s talk about sex: Why the Zika outbreak is really about reproductive rights for Latin American women
Sarah Borg is a junior medical doctor trained in Adelaide, Australia with a Master of Public Health from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is currently working as an intern in the
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and a practicing emergency physician, Chris Tedeschi examines the added medical challenges a harsh winter will bring to already vulnerable refugee populations across Europe and the Middle East. Across
Dr Luke Allen is a physician and global health policy researcher at the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention. As the world prepares for a month of overindulgence, he explores the factors
This week on PLOS Translation Global Health, we hear from NCDFREE’s Jack and Juliette on the recent inaugural Global NCD Alliance Forum and youth leadership on Noncommunicable Diseases. From November 13-15 a delegation of over
Maja Pleic is a global health and global equity researcher and advocate. Maja holds an MA in Political Economy of International Development and a BA in International Relations and Economics, from the University of Toronto.
Dr Jibril Handuleh (centre, above) is physician, researcher and lecturer with dual nationality in Somalia and Djibouti. After training as a general practitioner in his homeland, he overcame multiple challenges to publish 15 papers over the
0000-0002-1767-4576This week, an open letter to the healthcare and public health students of the world – written by Harvard Fellow Dr Alessandro Demaio, for the 2013 Global Health Conference of the Australian Medical Students’ Association.