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‘Winners Take All’ Selected as 2021-2022 Department of Global Health Common Book

Every year, the Department of Global Health selects a Common Book to serve as a platform for our community of students, staff, and faculty to learn together on topics of common importance. We are happy to share that this year’s DGH Common Book, as voted on by members of the department, is: “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World” by Anand Giridharadas.  

Global Health Highlights: Health Systems Strengthening and Partnerships

Achieving health for all globally requires developing sustainable health systems locally. To support this vision, the Department of Global Health (DGH) regularly partners with Ministries of Health, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations worldwide to strengthen systems, optimize policies, and implement solutions that promote population health.

Below, we’re highlighting two DGH centers actively working with global partners to improve the quality of locally-led public health initiatives and outcomes.

In the Media

You get lost in the wilderness. Do you know how to survive?

CNN

After camping in Oregon in May, Harry Burleigh spontaneously decided to venture off on a trail before returning home. What he expected would be a quick, out-and-back hike took a dramatic turn for the worse when he lost his way -- the start of the 17 days he had to survive in the Oregon wilderness while his wife, county authorities and volunteers looked for him.

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Extreme heat hurts human health. Its effects must be mitigated – urgently

The Conversation

The African continent is heating up more, and faster, than other regions in the world according to the recently released State of Climate in Africa Report. By 2030, the report says up to 118 million extremely poor people will be subject to the devastating impacts of drought and intense heat.

Image credit: Guido Dingemans, De Eindredactie/GettyImages

Analysis: Country by country, scientists eye beginning of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

Reuters

CHICAGO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - As the devastating Delta variant surge eases in many regions of the world, scientists are charting when, and where, COVID-19 will transition to an endemic disease in 2022 and beyond, according to Reuters interviews with over a dozen leading disease experts.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva