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Global Health: watch-listen

How Racism Harms Pregnant Women – and What Can Help

Racism is making people sick — especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between race, class and illness and tells us about a radically compassionate prenatal care program that can buffer … Continue reading

Life as a Nurse in Gaza

    At the age of 27, Azza Jadalla has already lived through six wars. She is a cancer nurse in Gaza’s main hospital, Al-Shifa. Every day she deals with fall-out of the on-going conflict between Israel and Gaza’s ruling … Continue reading

Haiti in a Time of Cholera

Al-Jazeera gives an in-depth report of the origins and effects of the cholera epidemic in Haiti.

From AIDS to Global Health

Stefano Vella is a clinician and a researcher. He is based in Rome, at the Italian National Institute of Health. His research focus has been mainly based on his infectious diseases and internal medicine backgrounds, addressing HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, … Continue reading

Demand the Impossible!

Repost From C-Span | Book TV Bill Ayers talks about his book Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto, in which he presents his thoughts on contemporary political and social issues.

Liberty, democracy, equity, and justice in healthcare

Dr. Leana Wen is an Emergency Medicine Physician of Patient-Centered Research at George Washington University. In this talk, Dr. Wen warns that the current dystopia of healthcare in China may be the future of healthcare in the United States.

Locked Up and Forgotten: India’s Mental Health Crisis

India is currently suffering a mental health crisis. With only 43 government-run mental hospitals serving a population of 1.2 billion, resources are spread thin. What’s more, mental illness is highly stigmatized in India, especially among women, who are typically committed … Continue reading

the AMERICAN dream

For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading

Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat Mental Illness? Over Criminalized

Instead of helping the mentally ill, police often put them behind bars. Watch how one police department is making a positive difference. WATCH MORE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_66uT6… You can fight back. Join us: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… http://www.bravenewfilms.org/overcrim… It’s simple. Diversion programs work better than … Continue reading

Drug use and harm reduction in Afghanistan

93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading

Sicko- Life in France

This scene from Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko, shows some of the health/social benefits of living in France.

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