As globalization has increased the interdependence of nations, health-related issues have taken center stage. Increasing amounts of funding and resources are being invested in global health to add resiliency and sustainability against pandemics, as well as economic shutdowns.
The United Nations drives its global health agenda directly through its World Health Organization, and indirectly through the funding, promotion, and advocacy of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 13.
Below are some of our most popular news, articles, and podcasts related to global health, famine, disease, and personal well-being. Click to see a list of other popular global topics.
UN Makes Case For Universal Health Coverage Read the article, from October 2020, about the United Nations’ global health report and its call for global universal health coverage to accelerate the end of pandemics. Click here to read the article.
The Need To “Decolonize” Global Health Listen to experts discussing, in May 2021, global health and its colonial history as tropical medicine. The discussion includes how funding and education are affected, as well as how and why global health should be decolonized. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Lessons From COVID Can Help Prevent The Next Pandemic Listen to experts discussing, in May 2022, how the World Health Organization and Its member states responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what’s needed to prevent another pandemic. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Could The Monkeypox Outbreak Be The Next Pandemic Listen to experts discussing, in June 2022, the Monkeypox outbreak, what it is, how it spreads, global efforts for containment, and a WHO risk assessment of monkeypox becoming the next pandemic. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Impacts Of Infectious Diseases On Human History Listen to experts discussing, in April 2021, how infectious diseases have altered the course of history and what has been learned from COVID-19. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Biden Administration’s Global Health Agenda Listen to experts discussing, in December 2020, the Biden administration’s agenda for global health and international cooperation. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Nigeria Is Desperate For COVID-19 Vaccines Listen to experts discussing, in January 2021, the inequity of vaccine distribution throughout Africa and how Nigeria is desperate to get its health workers vaccinated. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Cold-Chain Infrastructure Key To Distributing Vaccines And Medicines Worldwide Listen to experts discussing, in March 2021, the mechanics of distributing COVID-19 vaccines within a country like Ghana, including the critical role that cold-chain infrastructure plays in enabling equitable global access to advanced vaccines and medicine. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Controversy Over Taiwan Membership In The World Health Organization Read the article, from May 2020, about the controversy over Taiwan’s membership in the World Health Organization and its participation in the World Health Assembly. Click here to read the article.
Coalition For Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI) Listen to experts discussing, in August 2020, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI), a global partnership that’s developing and delivering COVID-19 vaccines, as well as other epidemic vaccines. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Lab Leak? Bioweapons Attack? Natural Pathogen? A New Proposal Would Give the UN the Ability to Investigate | Angela Kan Listen to experts discussing, in August 2022, a proposal to strengthen UN capabilities to investigate International, high–consequence biological events of unknown origin. The proposal eliminates the current need to establish the origin of an unknown pathogen before assigning investigation authority. Click here to listen to the podcast.
How The Global Food Crisis is Impacting People and Politics in the Middle East Listen to experts discussing, in August 2022, how the Russian invasion of Ukraine spiked the existing global food crisis and accelerated the deterioration of the economic, political, and humanitarian conditions, and instability in the Middle East. Click here to listen to the podcast.
How to Stop the Global Food Crisis From Getting Worse | Sir Mark Lowcock Listen to experts discussing, in July 2022, how climate change, conflict-related famine, and other economic and pandemic-related forces have fueled a surge in the already present global food crisis. Learn about the causes continuing to deepen the crisis and what actions could be taken to stop its expansion. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Cholera Is Surging Around The World And Vaccine Supplies Are Running Low Listen to experts discussing, in November 2022, the surging outbreaks of Cholera and related shortage of vaccine supplies. Learn about the linkage between infectious disease outbreaks, geographic infection diversity, climate change, scarcity of clean water, and food insecurity. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Why an Ebola Outbreak in Uganda is Not Yet Under Control Listen to experts discussing, in October 2022, the September 20th announcement of an Ebola outbreak in several districts of Uganda, the new Ebola strain that caused it, and the need for a new vaccine to control it. Learn why there isn’t a vaccine and who and what is needed to make one available. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Africa Is Rolling Out A New Plan For Pandemic Preparedness And Health Emergencies Listen to experts discussing, in October 2022, Africa’s new “Regional Strategy for Health Security and Emergencies” which incorporates pandemic preparedness. Learn about pan-African country commitment and the development of country-based emergency response teams programmed to stop outbreaks at the source in fifteen days (7+1+7). Click here to listen to the podcast.