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Global Health

Global Health is the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health, reducing disparities, and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. No one should be denied health education and treatment because of race, class, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status—yet many are.

Black Lives Matter – A Call for Empathy

By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Contributing Editor, Global Health

“Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
….All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us.”

~Michael Jackson

 “You know when ubuntu is there, and it is obvious when it is absent. It has to do with what it means to be truly human, to know that you are bound up with others in the bundle of life.”
~Desmond Tutu
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Nurturing Resilience: Doula Care

By Jax Lee Gardner We’ve been at this for eighteen hours now. She’s finally pushing; she’s covered in sweat; she’s been vomiting; she’s completely exhausted; and she’s looking to me during each contraction. And I’m right there with her. I’m … Continue reading

Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

Repost from NPR . “As countries modernize around the world, they’re increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.There are about 14 million new cancer cases globally each year, the World Health Organization reported Monday. And the … Continue reading

Attacks on Medical Care in Syria

Repost the Lancet . “Attacks on Syria’s medical community and infrastructure have devastated the health-care system. Government forces – and sometimes opposition groups – have deliberately targeted medical professionals, hospitals, ambulances, and supplies, preventing untold numbers of people from getting … Continue reading