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Tuesday, July 28, marks World Hepatitis Day as a call to action against a preventable and curable disease that kills more than 1.3 million people each year. We spoke with John Ward, MD, Director of The Task Force’s Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination, about the...

July 22, 2020

The events leading up to June 4th – most searingly, the pre-curfew clearing of peaceful protesters engaging in lawful protest out of D.C.‘s Lafayette Square by a National Guard force and other elements for a presidential photo-op – led me to join a similar march in Atl...

It has been roughly 8 months now since the world was introduced to the novel coronavirus. The first outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China and then began to spread rapidly throughout the world changing life as we know it. Even now communities are struggling to combat this d...

July 20, 2020

It began as a mysterious disease, a novel coronavirus soon designated SARS-CoV-2. As countries shut down their economies to slow its spread, it became a global recession as well. Then, in April, the United Nations warned of another dimension to the emergency—a “shadow...

July 8, 2020

For Paige Alexander, becoming president and CEO of the Carter Center was a coming home in more ways than one.

“Atlanta is like the bookends of my professional and personal life,” Alexander said in a recent interview in her office at the Carter Center. “It really is the...

June 29, 2020

Introduction to Global Health Action

In 1972, Dr. Ada Fort and Miss Virginia Proctor, two administrators at Emory University’s Woodruff School of Nursing, recruited and inspired a group of leaders from Atlanta’s health, religious, business, and education communities, to...

As part of its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with its 13- year history of bringing diverse disciplines together to tackle global health issues, the Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) launched a COVID-19 Children’s ebook Competition on April...

May 4, 2020

In these times of fear, anxiety and the possibility of serious illness or even death due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have been thinking a lot about those first days I spent in a secret detention center in Argentina back in 1976. A military coup had taken place and t...

Access to quality health care in the U.S. has long been a topic of debate that often ends in more questions than solutions. Do we trade quality for quantity?  Does expanding health care coverage water down the the quality of care? Who will pay for it?

Often it takes a c...

April 15, 2020

Atlanta is capitalizing on its unique role as the center for global health with the launch of the international Global Health Crisis Coordination Center.

Thanks to $1 million in seed funding from the CDC Foundation and Microsoft, the Center (GHC3) has just been launched...

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