The Health Costs of Inequality

The word is out–according to economists from Standard & Poor, the stalled economic recovery in America after the Great Recession could be due to our staggering income inequality. The rich get richer, and they already have everything they need, so they do not buy any additional goods and services, but instead put their money into…

G-local Health

Originally posted on Schistosomiasis in Senegal:
Back in 1998, when I was a college student, I landed in Senegal, West Africa, to study international health. What was international health?  Health in the context of a different nation–where dams and agricultural development and poverty and culture determined disease. Health “between” nations. One nation creating health for another. North-South…