Chad’s previous post of Hans Rosling’s TED talk reminded me of a list that I have been wanting to post for a while. Below are some of my favorite resources that I have used to help explain or present global health issues. These websites have been passed on to me from past professors and friends. If you have something to add then please share in the comments!
Be your own Hans Rosling and create bubble plots with all sorts of variables.
Brings numbers down to a level we can more easily comprehend.
Rx for survival
Great PBS series, with clips and other interactive material.
BBC Survival TV
Nice documentaries on global health shown in their entirety.
Johns Hopkins Free Courseware
The trend in open courseware should make us all happy!
Not a perfect model, but an exciting idea on how to track disease outbreaks (obviously wouldn’t work in countries with low access to the web).
Spy on the world’s various outbreaks.
Answers the general question “What is public health?” pretty well for a general audience.
A great resource for speeches on a range of subjects. Be sure to check outy Hans Rosling’s and Bill Gates’ speeches.
Harvard World Health News
Weekly updates from various news sources on global (and domestic) health issues.
Great for demonstrations as you can capture what is going on on your computer screen. Also great for capturing Youtube videos to replay them at BYU!
NPR – Global Health
General global health news from a trusty source.
A repository of lectures on global health.
Facing the Future
Another list of resources (some geared towards teenagers).