July 11 is World Population Day

According to the World Bank's Health Nutrition and Population Data and Statistics, the world's total population in 1960 was 3,036,764,705.0.  In 2012, it was 7,046,368,812.5 and it is estimated to increase to over 9 billion by 2050. Today, the United Nations marks World Population Day.   All aspects of our the well-being are impacted by population growth - from child survival, … Continue reading July 11 is World Population Day

2013 World Health Statistics Now Available

Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the latest edition of the World Health Statistics has just arrived and is available for download in full as well as section by section from the WHO report site.The report covers the compilation of statistics from the WHO’s 194 member states, and a summary of the progress made toward the Millennium Development … Continue reading 2013 World Health Statistics Now Available

Reflections on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25

A guest post by Alyssa Mouton, Taubman Health Sciences Library’s Global Health Assistant and MPH/MPP student:  I was fortunate to have been raised in a family that instilled in me the conviction of the equality of men and women. Thus, violence against women in any form, for me, was always viewed as an unacceptable aberration … Continue reading Reflections on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25

Reflections on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25

A guest post by Alyssa Mouton, Taubman Health Sciences Library's Global Health Assistant and MPH/MPP student:  I was fortunate to have been raised in a family that instilled in me the conviction of the equality of men and women. Thus, violence against women in any form, for me, was always viewed as an unacceptable aberration … Continue reading Reflections on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25

Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open Education "...is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge." —The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation "Open educational resources (OER) are … Continue reading Open Educational Resources

World Malaria Day 2012

Today, around the globe, countries, organizations and individuals are observing World Malaria Day.  According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2011, there were 216 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2010. Although it is a preventable and treatable infectious disease, more than 1 million people die of malaria each year.   The majority of these deaths occur … Continue reading World Malaria Day 2012

World Malaria Day 2012

Today, around the globe, countries, organizations and individuals are observing World Malaria Day.  According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2011, there were 216 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2010. Although it is a preventable and treatable infectious disease, more than 1 million people die of malaria each year.   The majority of these deaths occur … Continue reading World Malaria Day 2012