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Health

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.

  • 05 November 2018
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Promoting healthier diets in African cities

Diet-related non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and stroke account for a third of all deaths and half of all hospital admissions in...

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  • 06 August 2018
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Lower child mortality: a boost to women’s labor market opportunities

Public investments in reducing child mortality may encourage women into greater economic activity. That is the implication of research reported in...

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  • 01 August 2018
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Traditional medicine and the response to health information campaigns

Providing information is a way to influence health behaviour, but traditional medical beliefs may hamper learning about hygiene and other ways to...

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  • 20 June 2018
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Open defecation, anaemia, and the challenges of improving sanitation

Open defecation, which remains common in India, has many costly and terrible consequences for human health. These include anaemia, which was...

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  • 13 June 2018
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Promoting better nutrition for adolescent girls in poor countries

Millions of children in poor countries are of low height for their age because of inadequate nutrition. But when in a child’s life should scarce...

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  • 15 March 2018
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Transforming global health: don't lose sight of the big picture

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have the potential to drive a transformation of global health that lies far beyond the targets represented...

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  • 08 February 2018
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Turning the phage: vanquishing superbugs

How do we tackle the growing crisis of “superbugs” – bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics? This column describes an international effort to...

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