- "In 1960, fewer than 13 percent of Americans were obese, and diabetes had been diagnosed in 1..." February 25, 2014“In 1960, fewer than 13 percent of Americans were obese, and diabetes had been diagnosed in 1 percent. Today, the percentage of obese Americans has almost tripled; the percentage of Americans with diabetes has increased sevenfold.” - New York Times
- This week on my column - why can’t we all have a... February 24, 2014This week on my column - why can’t we all have a Scandinavian model?
- Photo February 17, 2014
- What is Universal Health Coverage?
Great post this week by... February 17, 2014What is Universal Health Coverage? Great post this week by Harvard’s Pooja Yerramilli on our PLOS Global Health blog. […]
- Photo February 14, 2014
- "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." February 9, 2014“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Gandhi
- 80% of NCDs occur in the world’s poorest nations. #NCDFREE February 8, 201480% of NCDs occur in the world’s poorest nations. #NCDFREE
- "The health community should prepare for new and more aggressive actions by state tobacco companies...." January 27, 2014“The health community should prepare for new and more aggressive actions by state tobacco companies. Chinese tobacco companies account for 40% of global cigarette sales and export rates are increasing. Multinationals based in the USA, Europe, and Japan are subject to oversight mechanisms and laws that do not apply to Chinese and other state monopolies, which […]
- Life is all about the journey… #HappyWeekend. January 17, 2014Life is all about the journey… #HappyWeekend.
- "#BigFood remains in denial of sugar’s role in obesity - failing to acknowledge the multitude..." January 17, 2014“#BigFood remains in denial of sugar’s role in obesity - failing to acknowledge the multitude of scientific studies to the contrary. We mustn’t forget that it took 50 years from when the first scientific studies between smoking and lung cancer were made before any effective legislation was introduced through regulation. Why? Because Big Tobacco very successf […]
- "In 1960, fewer than 13 percent of Americans were obese, and diabetes had been diagnosed in 1..." February 25, 2014
What is Translational Global Health?
Translational Global Health facilitates the translation of findings from basic science to practical applications in Global Health practice and, thus, meaningful health outcomes for diverse populations and societies.
Translational Global Health is an independent blog on the PLOS BLOGS Network, focusing on the field, concepts and challenges of Global Health. Dr Alessandro Demaio and his team of regular guest bloggers bring honest, pragmatic discussion – with a special interest in Non-Communicable Disease and Global Health 2.0.
About the Bloggers
Lead Blogger Dr Alessandro Demaio is an Australian Medical Doctor with a Masters in Public Health. In 2010, Sandro began a PhD in Global Health with the University of Copenhagen, focusing on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). His primary research was based in Mongolia. From 2013 Alessandro is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Global Equity Initiative at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen School of Global Health; and Co-Founder of NCDFREE.
Sandro is joined by a sensational team of Guest Bloggers from around the globe; specialists in economics, humanitarianism, policy, law, health promotion and more:
Global Health & Classical Music, Imperial College London
Research Fellow, Harvard University
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr Fred Hersch
MD & Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health
Dr Fiona Lander
Lawyer & MD
Health Economist, PricewaterhouseCoopers London
Dr Jenny Jamieson
MD & Humanitarian Specialist, Médecins Sans Frontières
Policy Specialist, World Cancer Research Fund
Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe
Medical Doctor & Researcher in NCD Epidemiology, University of Oxford
Global Health and Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics
Health Researcher, University of Copenhagen
Director of Global Health Communications, American Cancer Society
Global Health and Nutrition Researcher, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney
Nutritionist & Coordinator, Eminence Bangladesh
Dr Sundeep Kishore, PhD
Chair, Advisory Council, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network