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Global Health Checkup is a new podcast series from Project HOPE highlighting the news, issues, events and trends in international development and disaster relief operations. The series will feature a variety of voices including experts, thought leaders, and people on the frontlines who are building the health capacity of nations struggling against the burdens of disease, outbreaks and humanitarian disasters. The podcast will also highlight international efforts to respond to health emergencies and discuss innovative approaches to combat HIV/AIDS, TB, maternal and child mortality and more. 

Aug 14, 2017

The world is facing a new dimension to one of its perennial challenges — the plight of refugees.  Exoduses of displaced people, from the Middle East, Africa and beyond, are straining the capacity of the international community to cope. The new challenge is that increasingly, refugees don’t end up in vast tent...


Jul 28, 2017

Good communication and information sharing is vital during a major health crisis. Alarming and inaccurate news coverage can spark widespread public panic and hamper efforts of authorities and NGOs to respond to an emergency. Our influential panel of experts from the media, public relations, global health, disaster...


Jul 27, 2017

Recent Ebola and Zika epidemics have tested and in some cases exposed the strategies that governments, global health NGOs and international organizations have in place to tackle major global health crises. In this episode, we look at the lessons learned from these health emergencies and ask whether the world is ready...


Jun 28, 2017

Health experts Jenny Xu and Lily Hsu discuss innovative efforts underway to address the dramatic increase in respiratory diseases caused by dangerous levels of air pollution in China – the downside of the massive economic growth of this rising superpower in recent decades.

 


May 3, 2017

Dr. Tom Kenyon discusses the potential impact of sweeping U.S. budget cuts to foreign aid that will risk degrading local health systems vital to fighting the next major outbreak of contagious diseases. He also makes the case for foreign aid as an incalculable fund of goodwill towards the United States.