New Website Explores How Changes in Health Shape Global Trends
January 21, 2020 12:05 pm (EST)
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) introduces Think Global Health, a multi-contributor website that examines how changes in health are reshaping economies, societies, and the everyday lives of people around the world.
The new site offers a unique venue for CFR experts and outside contributors to discuss critical global health issues—including infectious as well as noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes—and engage readers in debates and efforts to improve health worldwide.
Articles consider the ways that health is involved in broader trends, such as the global growth of cities and the migration of people, climate change and worldwide trends in food policy, and the expansion of international supply chains and the empowerment of women and girls.
“The goal is to broaden the discussion beyond event-driven coverage of humanitarian crises and outbreaks of exotic diseases,” said Managing Editor Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development. “Those issues are important, but should not obscure all the other ways that health is influencing and interacting with social, economic, and demographic trends.”
Current features of the site include:
- articles on a broad range of topics, including high rates of drowning in Central Africa, climate refugees, U.S. maternal mortality, global gun control, occupational health in China, urbanization in the Amazon, dust storms in the Sahel, brain drain of doctors in Southeast Asia, healthy food subsidies, and the lost cities of Africa and Asia
- Global Health Governance in Transition, a series including contributions from CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow David P. Fidler and Ruth E. Levine of Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and interviews with Jeremy Farrar of Wellcome Trust and Olive Kobusingye of the Injury Control Center at Makerere Medical School in Kampala, Uganda
“Think Global Health accepts outside contributions, and we are looking for news, analysis, and reviews in any of our focus areas: environment, poverty, trade, governance, food, urbanization, gender, aging, and migration,” said Deputy Managing Editor Jason Socrates Bardi.
Think Global Health is an initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations in collaboration with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Think Global Health was made possible by a generous grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Visit Think Global Health.
To learn more, please contact CFR’s Global Communications and Media Relations team at 212.434.9888 or [email protected].