How the German #refugeeswelcome movement connects to German memory

The overwhelming embrace of tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees by the German public is fascinating the world. Here they are, the grandchildren of Hitler's regime, extending a hand to the exhausted masses, for the world to see: We are not our nation's past. Germans are not inherently evil. Things have changed. #refugeeswelcome As …

Peter Piot: “Health is too important to be left to doctors and ministers of health.”

What can we learn from the painfully slow response to the 2014 Ebola Epidemic, which by the way is still ongoing in West Africa? Is there still a place for the World Health Organization and its bureaucratic delays in a world of fast moving diseases and experienced on-the-ground organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, which …

Ebola: From Real Needs in Africa to Fear and Fumbling in the U.S.

Great conversation at the 10/27/14  Kelman seminar with Ashish Jha, the new faculty director at Harvard's Global Health Institute, and Andy Sechler, director for program quality at Last Mile Health (Tiyatien Health in Liberia.) Andy took us into Liberia, narrating how the civil war, poverty and overall lack of access to care created conditions for …