Reports of ineffective vaccines given to thousands of children have sparked uproar in China. What does this mean for public perception of vaccines?
Menstruation is a natural process, but it’s also highly stigmatized in other countries. How can current efforts reduce the stigma many women face around the world?
Recent earthquakes in Mexico destroyed thousands of homes and buildings, but those impacted continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress.
Philanthropy can lead to unintended consequences. How can Americans work to tackle the roots of international issues by donating money effectively?
Denmark is consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. What lessons can it offer the United States in terms of health and wellness?
Do medical trips to developing countries actually bring substantial change to the lives of populations in the world’s poorest areas, or are they more significant in the lives of the privileged individuals who embark on these journeys with the goal of saving the world? While
The World’s Response to Hurricane Matthew by Nikita Bhasin When Hurricane Matthew shook Haiti in October, its disastrous effects broke families and ravaged communities. Early in the month, death tolls were over 500. Thousands of homes were destroyed, displacing more than 140,000 people. It is
A Health Care System Showdown by Zoe So A few summers ago, I was vacationing in San Francisco with my family when I got a sore throat. We went to a doctor to get it checked out, and on our way out, we were hit with
A Global Threat by Amy Chang There has been a recent outbreak of a dangerous virus carried by the Aedes mosquito, the Zika virus. It is most commonly found in communities with poor living conditions and health hazards, causing the symptoms of fever, itchy skin,
by Sean Conners Responsible for over 600,000 deaths each year, malaria is the number 1 killer worldwide. Having learned about the disease in almost every public health lecture at Cal, I came to Tanzania with an abundant supply of malaria prophylaxis, bug spray, and long-sleeve shirts and