Since human migrations began, germs have traveled with people, animals and traded goods. In an interconnected and mobile world, diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS can spread rapidly. Yet international cooperation through agencies such as the World Health Organization also allows for a collective response to global health threats and faster response times. Nations have developed diverse health care systems, aiming for cost-effective treatment. Yet the diverse systems contribute to disparities in global health, including availability of technology, pharmaceutical companies targeting innovations to maximize profits, and providers abandoning areas of need for higher salaries in the West, just to name a few.

The Global Threat of Vaccine Hesitancy

Madhurima Shukla
March 12, 2019

Dead by Evening: Influenza’s Dire Threat

Joseph Chamie
February 15, 2018

The Hidden Global Trade in Patient Medical Data

The goal to global trade in health data is new treatments, but government regulations do not keep pace
Adam Tanner
January 24, 2017

The Unknowns of 5G Health Effects: Wired

Susan Crawford
April 10, 2019

Poor Diets Linked to Deaths Worldwide: Time

Jamie Ducharme
April 4, 2019

Conversation: Design Cities to Counter Loneliness

Tanzil Shafique
December 24, 2018

Harvard Business Review: Containing Ebola

Ranu S. Dhillon and Devabhaktuni Srikrishna
November 20, 2018