Global Health News

Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet

Oct 31, 2011
Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.

The World's Fresh Water - Have Supplies Peaked?

Oct 20, 2011
In an exclusive interview MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Peter Gleick answers questions on growing constraints of freshwater availability, quality, and use.

Fellow Reports on the Health of Political Leaders

Dec 28, 2010
Wilson Center Fellow Lawrence Altman, a physician turned journalist who has a long-running column in The New York Times, has written about the health of political leaders for decades. Numerous examples illustrate the dilemma between the candidate's right to privacy and the public's right to know.

Health Care and Retirement: Lessons from the United States and Canada

Jun 02, 2008
While the United States and Canada have different health and retirement systems, both potentially can learn from each other as they consider health sector and pension reforms.

Time for Apologies

Mar 12, 2008
Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf calls for apologies from Pakistan's major political and military figures and more effective oversight to constrain future governments in the March 12, 2008, issue of Dawn.

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