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Best Globalhealth podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Globalhealth podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
We are in a period of tremendous global change. Our public institutions are struggling with challenges like climate change, cyber-attacks, terrorism, and pandemics. Resilient World features insight and analysis about how to meet these challenges from thought leaders in fields as diverse as national security, science fiction and public health. It highlights innovative ideas about how to prepare for, manage through and bounce back from adversity – in other words, how to be resilient.
 
By the year 2050, we will have 10 billion people on our planet. If we want to feed all 10 billion in a sustainable, healthy and just way, it is time to re-imagine our food systems to make food better. Making food that’s better for the planet and for us, has to come without negative consequences like climate change, excessive land and water use or without leading to zoonotic diseases and antibiotic resistance. The next food revolution is here and it involves rethinking the future of protein. ...
 
Created by Phoenix-based Scientific Technologies Corporation (http://www.stchealth.com/), the Ideas Start Here podcast will serve as an ally in the fight against vaccine-preventable disease by aiding, educating and uplifting those on the front lines through info bytes, personal stories, and qualified expert commentary.
 
Global Caveat is the podcast that explores the vast field of global health. Global health scientists Diana Klatt and Susanna Park discuss topics, such as research and fieldwork, with each other and guests to examine the connection between health and the sciences and how we have to work together for health, humanity, and the earth. Episodes are not endorsements for organizations discussed on the show. Music by Hawt Coco.
 
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Early in the pandemic, the National Institutes of Health launched a response against the new virus that has expanded to include basic and clinical research, and research into vaccines and treatments. Dr. Emily Erbelding, director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about NIH’s role in supporting t…
 
Louisiana was hit early and hard by COVID-19 but, over the past three months, the statewide response has strengthened. Now, Louisiana health officials are using the lessons they learned from the outbreak’s early days to ensure that they are prepared to weather the surge in cases throughout the American South. Dr. Alexander Billioux, assistant secre…
 
Vaccine challenge trials, in which healthy volunteers are infected with a pathogen to determine whether a vaccine works, can be done faster and with fewer participants than traditional efficacy studies. But there are downsides: challenge trials require young, healthy participants which may not help produce a vaccine that would protect older populat…
 
Last year was groundbreaking for plant-based food, and we’re also on the cusp of making secure, sustainable, and cultivated meat a reality. Despite Covid-19, this year’s been no pushover either. The amount of money raised in Q1 2020 ($930 million) was more than what was invested in the smart protein sector in all of 2019 ($824 million). But much of…
 
In this episode, Steve and Andrew speak with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on the most pressing health issues before America. What is driving the astonishing resurgence of Covid-19 in the south and west, and what is now required? Why are we as a nation still hung up politically over masks and failing to reach the true level of testing we need? What s…
 
COVID-19 is causing disruptions in health services around the world and new data shows that 18 million children across 68 countries are at risk of not getting vaccinated. Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, the Nigeria Country Director for the International Vaccine Access Center, and Dr. Anita Shet, a pediatric disease specialist, talk with guest host Dr. Sara Ben…
 
Schistosomiasis where we're going we don't need dams! On this episode of Viral Load the guys wade into the world of Neglected Tropical Disease. How is it that there is a disease that affects almost 1 billion people and most of the world's never heard if it? Tune in this week to find out.By Brett Bayles (a professor) / Andy Pupa (not a professor)
 
In this episode, the hosts are joined by Julie Gerberding, a senior executive at Merck, a longstanding friend, and generous contributor to CSIS’s work. Congress was highly active the week of June 22 examining across several committees the hard lessons of the past months of the coronavirus pandemic in America and what needs to happen right now -- as…
 
Why has the US had a harder time with the virus than Europe? Why does contact tracing seem to be working in some places but not others? Does it make sense to wear face coverings outside? Can COVID-19 be killed in the freezer? Can I get COVID-19 from a pool? What about in an elevator? Dr. Tom Inglesby of the Center for Health Security and Dr. Josh S…
 
COVID-19 has seen unprecedented harassment of state and local health officials. In a bonus episode, Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the threats facing public health officials in the pandemic.By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
 
Public health’s focus on the root causes of disease and injury mean the intersecting crises of COVID-19 and racism provide a critical opportunity for the field. Dr. Georges Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the sector’s reckoning with reality around naming, defining, and…
 
With vacations and camps upended, families with young children are struggling with making summer plans—especially when there’s often confusing or conflicting guidance. Biostatistician Dr. Elizabeth Stuart and epidemiologist Dr. Keri Althoff return to the podcast to talk with guest host Dr. Colleen Barry about their decision-making framework for ass…
 
Season 1 of Feeding 10 Billion launched in a banner year for alt-protein. In 2019, Beyond Meat had its record-setting IPO, Impossible Foods raised $300 million in its Series E and overall, more than $800 million was invested globally in companies making meat, eggs, and dairy from plants, cells and fermented ingredients. We witnessed the spark that …
 
The rapid pace of reopening the US without the public health capacity to contain the virus has Dr. Leana Wen worried. Wen talks with Stephanie Desmon about the current state of the pandemic, what we did and didn’t learn from the surge in New York, what individuals can do to reduce their risks, and what policy makers should be doing to prevent anoth…
 
A year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a landmark statement about the impact of racism on child and adolescent health. Dr. Maria Trent, the lead author of this statement, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the many ways that racism undermines health over a lifetime. Trent also discusses how to give pediatricians, teachers, parent…
 
En nuestra segunda entrevista con miembros de Centro SOL, Mónica Guerrero Vázquez, directora ejecutiva y una graduada de la escuela de salud pública de Johns Hopkins y Dra. Kathleen Page directora y médico infectóloga del hospital de Johns Hopkins, hablan sobre el virus que sigue afectando al mundo, incluyendo las noticias más recientes y lo que po…
 
Retractions of scientific papers happen for a number of reasons. The desperation driving COVID-19 research has brought this “nuclear option” of scientific correction to a much more public sphere. Dr. Ivan Oransky, who co-runs Retraction Watch, talks with Stephanie Desmon about what retractions typically mean—and don’t mean—and how COVID-19 may inci…
 
In this episode, the hosts engage with Sheryl Gay Stolberg, renowned Washington Correspondent at The New York Times. Since early this year she has been charged with unpacking -- in the midst of the pandemic -- the complex intersection of health, policy, politics and culture. She’s dived into the controversy around hydroxychloroquine, a saga that st…
 
Can smartphones assist contact tracing, a public health tool critical to getting the pandemic under control? What’s known as “digital contact tracing” has been utilized in other countries, but there are privacy, policy, and equity issues to be worked out before a US launch. Bioethicist Dr. Jeffrey Kahn talks with Stephanie Desmon about the potentia…
 
Early in the US outbreak of COVID-19, New Orleans was struck hard. At one point, the city of about 400,000 people was seeing up to 450 cases diagnosed per day. Today, it has reduced cases 95% from that peak. Dr. Jennifer Avegno, director of the Health Department in New Orleans, said this is due in no small part to New Orleans’s history of disaster …
 
The protests following the homicide of George Floyd reflect serious questions about the legitimacy of the police. Law professor and philosopher Ekow Yankah talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the nature of legitimacy and the longstanding double standard that has led the nation to a moment of reckoning on race. He explains, “We can no longer have a…
 
A special episode today as Dr. Josh Sharfstein discusses Albert Camus’s The Plague with Dr. Mark Christian Thompson, chair of the English department at Johns Hopkins. The Plague, which was written in 1947, is immediately relevant to our experiences with COVID-19 and so much more. Thompson and Sharfstein discuss the book’s relevance to current event…
 
The science behind loneliness shows that it’s common and has significant impacts on physical, mental, and emotional health. The unusual and socially isolating circumstances of COVID-19 are exacerbating this issue and could lead to a “social recession.” Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy talks with guest host Colleen Barry about how COVID-19 is…
 
Leaders of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research Dr. Daniel Webster and Dr. Cass Crifasi have studied the relationships between communities and police forces for years. The researchers, with colleagues, recently released a new report looking at enforcement of gun laws in Baltimore. In the wake of the homicide of George Floyd and draw…
 
At first, it seemed that COVID-19 was sparing children from critical—and even mild—illness. Then, doctors began connecting a constellation of symptoms in sick children to what is now known as Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, a rare and dangerous disease thought to be caused by an immune reaction to SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Lasya Gaur, a pedia…
 
On this episode of Viral Load Brett and Andy take a closer look into racial inequality in the united states amidst a global pandemic. The guys break down social justice and why the lack of social justice has led to a grave disparity in COVID-19 mortality rates in the black community nationwide. They also tackle smart ways to protest including a che…
 
The Latinx immigrant community has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic for reasons that include housing, employment, transportation, and obstacles to receiving care. George Escobar, chief of programs and services at CASA, an immigrant advocacy organization in Maryland, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the policies that led to th…
 
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