Something is in the air: The confluence of climate change, environmental racism, & Covid-19

Written by Kaelan Smyser, undergraduate student and member of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee at the Institute for Public Health Students, faculty and staff gathered at the 2021 Global Health Week at Washington University in St. Louis, to attend an interdisciplinary panel on the intersection of climate change, environmental racism and Covid-19. The […]

Lessons learned from Global Health Week 2019

Written by Aishwarya Nagar, MPH candidate at the Brown School and President of the Global Health Student Advisory Committee It is no easy feat to distill the complexity and diversity of global health discourses into one week, but it is nevertheless accomplished year after year by Global Health Week. The 4th Annual Global Health Week […]

Pulitzer Center participating in WashU “Global Health Week”

Written by Jon Sawyer, founding director of the Pulitzer Center, and Rebecca Kaplan, education specialist and Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at the Pulitzer Center.  In the fall of 2014, Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications rescinded a speaking invitation to Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer for the Washington Post, because […]

Redefining the standard of care in cancer treatment

Eduardo Gharzouzi , MD, surgical oncologist at the Instituto de Cancerología, Guatemala City and one of the 2015 Global Health Week speakers In 2012, there were an estimated 14.2 million cases of cancer worldwide. More than half of this cancer burden comes from developing countries. By 2030, 60% of new cancer cases and 70% of cancer […]

Global health – The next generation

Written by Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine; and keynote speaker for 2015 Global Health Week We are coming to the end of an incredible 15-year period of expansion in promoting global health. Beginning with the launch of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in […]

Global Health Week: A student perspective

The leader of the Global Health Week planning committee offers a preview of the events and activities and muses on the larger significance of global health.