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From pandemics that sweep the globe to one baby in one village getting a life-saving drink of clean water, human health is a web of local and global connections. Sensible and timely policy requires asking the correct questions, and sharing the answers. Human and planetary health are intimately linked, and we hope to bring those links to light by connecting voices and bringing attention to issues ranging from the best way to set up a medical supply chain to the pros and cons of harm reduction policies.

  • 10 August 2020
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Food insecurity during Covid-19

Protecting the vulnerable from starvation and malnutrition during the pandemic is a new challenge facing many developing countries. This column...

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  • 27 July 2020
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Beyond lockdown: rebuilding the social contract

Continued lockdown measures are straining the social contract between citizens and governments. As this column explains, in contexts where there are...

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  • 13 July 2020
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Time to rethink street vending: lessons from Uganda

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of the working poor in urban settings in developing countries. This column combines insights from...

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  • 15 June 2020
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Children’s health: potential benefits of improving nutrition and hygiene

Poor nutrition among children has long been understood to stunt their growth – but it is now widely recognized that this is not the full explanation...

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  • 25 May 2020
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India and the Covid-19 crisis: radical measures needed

India faces an unprecedented emergency as a result of the pandemic and lockdown. This column calls for radical measures to resurrect the economy over...

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  • 18 May 2020
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Improving women’s health and economic outcomes via access to clean energy

Around two fifths of the world’s population still rely on unclean cooking fuel for their daily energy requirements. As this column reports, this...

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  • 27 April 2020
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Bolstering public health initiatives by promoting gender equality

A growing body of evidence suggests that legislation and government programs to promote gender equality can be effective tools for improving public...

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  • 20 April 2020
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Shocks and economic disruption: Networks, insurance, and propagation

How might the economic consequences of the global pandemic spread through an economy? This column reports evidence from a household survey of village...

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  • 15 April 2020
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Migrant workers in the Covid-19 pandemic

Millions of migrant workers around the world provide valuable income for their families as well as contributing more broadly to the economies of both...

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  • 13 April 2020
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Panic could cause a global food crisis under Covid-19

One potentially disastrous outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic would be a global food crisis. This column by the former Director General of the...

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