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

  • TALKS
  • FOCUSFergus Walsh
  • 60 SECONDSSARS virus
  • INTERVIEWS
  • NEWSDrugmakers report U.S. shortages of flu vaccine, Tamiflu

Dr Marie Charles M.D MIA

The importance of primary healthcare delivery platforms.

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Professor Peter Piot M.D PhD

More 'out-of-the-box' thinking needed to deliver good health.

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Professor W. Ian Lipkin M.D PhD

Globalisation, contagion and tackling infectious diseases in 21st Century.

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Fergus Walsh

BBC Medical Correspondent introduces the issue of Global Health.

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Fergus Walsh

Fergus Walsh

BBC Medical Correspondent introduces the issue of Global Health.

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Professor W. Ian Lipkin M.D PhD

Professor W. Ian Lipkin M.D PhD

Globalisation, contagion and tackling infectious diseases in 21st Century.

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Professor Peter Piot M.D PhD

Professor Peter Piot M.D PhD

More 'out-of-the-box' thinking needed to deliver good health.

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Dr Marie Charles M.D MIA

Dr Marie Charles M.D MIA

The importance of primary healthcare delivery platforms.

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SARS virus

SARS virus

The first contagious disease to emerge in the 21st century.

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HIV / AIDS

HIV / AIDS

The infectious disease of the human immune system.

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Malaria

Malaria

A guide to the infectious disease of Malaria.

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West Africa: What Should We Learn From Ebola Outbreak?

  • Source: AllAfrica
  • Icon: Script 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.

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Encouraging communities to deviate from the norm

  • Source: Guardian
  • Icon: Script 25th March 2014

A community-based, accessible approach to malaria control in Myanmar

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Sanitation ‘biggest’ challenge of 21st Century

  • Source: BBC News
  • Icon: Script 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.

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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. 

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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.

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Malaria

  • Source: UNICEF
  • Icon: Script 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.

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An ounce of prevention

  • Icon: Script 20th April 2013

As new viruses emerge in China and the Middle East, the world is poorly prepared for a global pandemic.

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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.

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