- Escape to the city
- Mobile middle class
- Big data, big impact?
- Feeding the 9 billion
- Countryside in Crisis?
- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
- Keeping pace with a digital revolution
- Global health in the 21st Century
- Adapting to an urban future
- Educating for tomorrow
- Digital technology in Africa
- Persistent poverty in Britain
- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
- Plastic pollution in the oceans
- Natural disasters: how to improve?
- Not In My Back Yard
- Digital Divide in the UK?
- Importing goods, exporting drought?
- Britain’s ageing population
- Engineering our climate
- The future shape of Capitalism
- Migration: skills and the job market
- Razing the Rainforest
- London under water
- Concreting the countryside
- Future of low carbon energy
- Africa in the 21st Century
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Global health in the 21st Century
Dr Marie Charles discusses her medical work abroad (BBC Radio 4)
Can societies strike a balance between combating the dangers of viral outbreaks and pandemics, while maintaining the hopes of eradicating established diseases, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS, which continue to claim millions of lives each year?
PROFESSOR PETER PIOT M.D Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Professor of Global Health
PROFESSOR W. IAN LIPKIN M.D John Snow Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Columbia University
DR MARIE CHARLES M.D Founder and CEO of Global Medic Force
FERGUS WALSH (chair) BBC Medical Correspondent
- 60 SECONDS
- Source: AllAfrica
- 15th April 2014
The recent outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has captured international public attention that seems disproportionate to the scale of the outbreak itself.
- Source: Guardian
- 25th March 2014
A community-based, accessible approach to malaria control in Myanmar
- Source: BBC News
- 19th November 2013
November 19th has been designated as World Toilet Day by the UN. Its aim is to draw attention to the huge impact that issues such as a lack of sanitation have, on hundreds of millions of people around the globe.
UNAIDS urges countries to rapidly scale up access to antiretroviral medicines to maximize HIV treatm
- Source: UNAIDS
- 13th July 2013
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment by 2015––the goal set by United Nations Member States in 2011.
- Source: UNAIDS
- 1st July 2013
At its 32nd meeting, the Board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announced its commitment to lay the foundations to end the AIDS epidemic.
- Source: UNICEF
- 23rd April 2013
Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every minute. It infects approximately 219 million people each year (range 154 – 289 million), with an estimated 660,00 deaths, mostly children in Africa.
- 20th April 2013
As new viruses emerge in China and the Middle East, the world is poorly prepared for a global pandemic.
- 10th January 2013
This year's U.S. flu season has created shortages of the Tamiflu treatment for children and of the most widely used flu vaccine, their manufacturers said.