Post Tagged with: "public health"

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Young boy sleep in bed surrounded by a protective malaria bed net, Nigeria. (Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank, source: Flickr)

To end malaria in Nigeria, focus on health systems

The ongoing Ebola outbreak has dominated headlines for nearly a year. It is an undeniable catastrophe, with more than 10,000 lives lost and a long list of missed opportunities in the global response to the disease. However, there are a few lessons we can draw from this tragedy – particularly […]

by × 20 April 2015 ×

BSG Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Image source: HIV Particle, AJ Cann Flickr

They said she was cured

It was announced today that a child from the United States who was previously thought to have been cured of HIV has relapsed, and not only has the virus been detected in her body, but an associated decrease in CD4+ T cells has also been seen. She is now on anti-retroviral […]

by × 11 July 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

mHealth in Africa: challenges and opportunities

mHealth in Africa: challenges and opportunities

Disseminating healthcare resources and information in countries with a widespread rural population and limited financial resources remains a public health issue. Here, Temitope Folaranmi, MPP alumnus, looks at mHealth as an innovative and potentially effective solution to overcome these problems. Over the past decade, Africa has experienced an incredible boom […]

by × 30 January 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

A New Tax-and-Spend Strategy to Fight Obesity

A New Tax-and-Spend Strategy to Fight Obesity

Obesity afflicts more than one-third of American adults, leading to $147 billion in medical costs each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers project that half of all Americans will be clinically obese by 2030. What will it take to change America’s eating habits? Jennifer […]

by × 14 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Dancing Policy Into Practice

Dancing Policy Into Practice

While volunteering for a local NGO in Kenya, called the Rafiki Wa Maendeleo Trust, I wanted to combat diarrhoeal diseases in the community. In theory, a lot can be done at little cost. There are many simple ideas on how to increase the water supply and cheap solutions to making […]

by × 22 November 2013 ×