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From pandemics that sweep the globe to one baby in one village getting a life-saving drink of clean water, human health is a web of local and global connections. Sensible and timely policy requires asking the correct questions, and sharing the answers. Human and planetary health are intimately linked, and we hope to bring those links to light by connecting voices and bringing attention to issues ranging from the best way to set up a medical supply chain to the pros and cons of harm reduction policies.

  • 15 June 2020
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Children’s health: potential benefits of improving nutrition and hygiene

Poor nutrition among children has long been understood to stunt their growth – but it is now widely recognized that this is not the full explanation...

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  • 25 May 2020
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India and the Covid-19 crisis: radical measures needed

India faces an unprecedented emergency as a result of the pandemic and lockdown. This column calls for radical measures to resurrect the economy over...

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  • 18 May 2020
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Improving women’s health and economic outcomes via access to clean energy

Around two fifths of the world’s population still rely on unclean cooking fuel for their daily energy requirements. As this column reports, this...

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  • 27 April 2020
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Bolstering public health initiatives by promoting gender equality

A growing body of evidence suggests that legislation and government programs to promote gender equality can be effective tools for improving public...

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  • 20 April 2020
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Shocks and economic disruption: Networks, insurance, and propagation

How might the economic consequences of the global pandemic spread through an economy? This column reports evidence from a household survey of village...

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  • 15 April 2020
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Migrant workers in the Covid-19 pandemic

Millions of migrant workers around the world provide valuable income for their families as well as contributing more broadly to the economies of both...

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  • 13 April 2020
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Panic could cause a global food crisis under Covid-19

One potentially disastrous outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic would be a global food crisis. This column by the former Director General of the...

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  • 08 April 2020
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The high costs of strict lockdown policies in poor countries

In response to the coronavirus crisis, most governments are imposing lockdowns and stopping all but the supposedly most essential economic activities...

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  • 05 November 2018
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Promoting healthier diets in African cities

Diet-related non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and stroke account for a third of all deaths and half of all hospital admissions in...

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  • 06 August 2018
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Lower child mortality: a boost to women’s labor market opportunities

Public investments in reducing child mortality may encourage women into greater economic activity. That is the implication of research reported in...

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