It’s Human Civilization that is at stake

This year’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in San Francisco opened with a powerful keynote delivered on planetary health by Richard Horton, The Lancet’s editor-in-chief, declaring we have been mortgaging the health of future generations to pay for today’s wants.  This came as a wake up call for many of the audience members, many […]

Diabetes: Global Perspective

Not so long ago, diabetes was rare and something that happened to one’s grandparents as they aged. Now, the world is grappling with a major epidemic of type 2 diabetes as well as an increase in type 1 diabetes. Once called “adult-onset” diabetes, type 2 diabetes can even impact children due to increase in obesity, […]

Global Health Day & The Future of Nursing

And interview with Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives, Elsie M. Lawler Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. From the streets of Baltimore to the rural farm communities of Maryland, across the globe, in large hospitals, community clinics, and international health organizations, nurses are on the ground in interprofessional teams, improving the […]