At the bottom of this blog, you will find some links to global health sites that I have found useful and/or interesting. Here is a quick introduction to them:
The Core Group is a “coalition of nongovernmental organizations” committed to “responding to health issues that put children at risk.” Anyone involved in an NGO that is interested in maternal and child health issues should check out this site. There are manuals, reports, etc. on a variety of community-based health programs ranging from malnutrition to malaria. They also have several meetings annually, list serves, and a consultant database.
The Global Health Council is “the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.” I highly recommend their weekly newsletter, and I’ve heard that their annual conference is the premier global health conference.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health is “a unique collaboration between three institutions – the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing – that harnesses the expertise of its dedicated health and medical professionals to address a myriad of global health challenges: HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, malnutrition, hepatitis and other threats to health, especially in developing countries.” It’s a new center with a lot of potential.
The Gorgas Course is a 9-week course in tropical medicine for physicians and other health care providers. I took the course in 2002, and found it very well organized and rigorous. They have also posted weekly tropical medicine cases for several years.
The Time Global Health Blog has decent articles on headlines in global health, though there aren’t many comments and discussion.
The Center for Global Development also has a blog focusing on global health policy. Again, not much discussion, but informative articles.
Care for Life is a small NGO in Mozambique. I have been involved in their organization for several years.
What global health links have you found useful? Let me know, and I’ll add them onto this blog.