With the Ebola virus spreading out of control in West Africa the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a stark warning that the outbreak could so disrupt communities over such wide areas that countries could become failed states. While over 4,000 people have already died, the infection rate is expected to dramatically rise with the WHO predicting that there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week in 2 months.
|By: DSWright Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:05 am|
|By: DSWright Thursday October 9, 2014 6:47 am|
The world health system, such as it is, has “failed miserably” in its response to the recent Ebola outbreak according to World Bank President Jim Kim. Kim also said that due to those failures the disease will continue to spread throughout the world.
Ebola has already killed over 3,800 people in West Africa. Ebola cases have now surpassed 8,000 with the World Health Organization believing the numbers are likely larger due to under-reporting in countries such as Liberia. The health systems in West Africa are seemingly inadequate to the task at hand.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 17, 2014 10:17 am|
To advance the goals of public health, mainly preventing the spread of HIV, the World Health Organization is calling for the decriminalization of drugs in a new set of guidelines.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday September 2, 2013 4:59 pm|
Fire in the Blood, written and directed by tonight’s guest Dylan Mohan Gray, takes a hard look at the politics of prescription drugs, specifically anti-retrovirals, the lifesaving “Lazarus drugs” that can save the lives of millions infected with the HIV virus. But up until 2003 these drugs were not available to the majority of the world’s HIV+ population, the hundreds of millions of black and brown people who live in the southern half of the globe.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 18, 2012 11:02 am|
As someone who believes that marijuana prohibition has done significantly more harm than good, I would love to have a serious data-driven national debate about legalization. But unfortunately that is not possible when prohibitionists think it is acceptable to simply make up facts.
This anti-legalization article in The Daily Beast by David Frum is an egregious recent example of that phenomenon.