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PrEP on Trial: the Future of HIV in Indonesian Policy Worlds

In 2012, the first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs, billed as a pill a day to prevent HIV, were authorized for use in the United States. Heralded as a…

Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Problems of Magic Bullet Heroism

By Emma Louise Backe Spider-Man: No Way Home is an adventure further into Marvel’s Phase 4 Multi-Verse, but the movie itself has some surprising messages about public health…

Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich’s Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health by Delaney Glass

Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 288 pages. Background Dr. Alexandra Br…

‘Silicon health’ for Africa: Understanding the rise and impact of drone logistics by René Umlauf

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, are on the rise. During the ongoing corona crisis their potential to either monitor curfews or to provide contactless deliveries…

Lightning strikes, or how an object of global health is made by Megan Vaughan

When we were children my mother always told us there was nothing to fear from thunderstorms. But it was hard not to notice that she did so whilst…

Linguistic Anthropology and COVID-19

A post-COVID-19 “return to normal” implies a continuation of the very cultural, linguistic, and economic practices that precipitated the pandemic. Scholars of language and communication must do better…

Africa, the Cutting Edge for Health Care: Lessons from The Continent for the U.S. during COVID-19 by Emma Bunkley

While the United States is often celebrated as a global leader in health expertise, it currently leads the world in COVID-19 infections and deaths. African countries, often considered…

Doing and Seeing: Cultivating a “Fractured Habitus” through Reflexive Clinician Ethnography by William Schlesinger

Introduction The tension between critical theoretical innovation and on-the-ground, practical application has animated intense debate in medical anthropology (Scheper-Hughes 1990). Epistemological…

Changing perspectives, Infrastructuring care

MICHELA COZZA On 21 March 2020, during the first COVID-19 pandemic peak in Italy, a group of doctors working at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, published…

The Hospital Multiple: Introduction by Janina Kehr

Since COVID-19 has come to haunt the globe, hospitals in all their guises have featured centrally in the pandemic response. As the flagships of health systems, hospitals have…

‘A world that counts’: The rise of infographics in global maternal health campaigns by Margaret E. MacDonald

Infographics have become a ubiquitous feature of the contemporary global health landscape, crowding the presentations and exhibition halls of conferences, the pages of annual reports, and the website…

The Pandemic Push to Rethink the Field Site

New Intimacies and De-Masking in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. A Reflective Blog CLAIRE SOMERVILLE The concept of fieldwork, and its’ physical manifestation, the “field site”, has bee…

Unzureichend, aber unentbehrlich. Die WHO und die Geschichte der globalen Gesundheit

Die USA kritisieren die WHO scharf: Präsident Trump wirft ihr eine mangelnde Distanz gegenüber China vor. Doch diese Haltung ist nichts Neues. Die USA standen vielmehr seit Gründung…

Covid-19 and global health, seen from France: the end of a “great divide”? by Jean-Paul Gaudillière

Note — this text is an updated version of an article published in French by Analyse Opinion Critique (AOC) on April 3rd, 2020. On March 13th, 2020, an…

Singapore Nipped Things in the Bud – Germany Struggled With Delays (#WitnessingCorona)

Hide Press Release (10 Less Words) Kristina Großmann, Maribeth Erb, Nicole Weydmann, Novia Tirta Rahayu Tijaja As has been widely reported, a novel coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China…

Monströs oder gespenstisch? Fragen von Schuld, Verantwortung und Solidarität in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie (#WitnessingCorona)

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Felix Lussem   Eine andere Art von „Geisterorten“: Noch immer verschwinden Dörfer im Rheinland für Kohleextraktion. Aktivisten verweisen auch hier auf das…

‘Stay on your continent!’ Coronavirus and the alarm of European spread in South Africa

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Brandaan Huigen When the first cases of infection started to appear in southern Germany, Jens Spahn, the Federal Minister of Health, was…

The Protective Dualism: Maternal Knowledge Practices of the Zika Crisis in Puerto Rico by Holly Horan

For Spanish click here. “So, we have had other mosquito-borne illnesses for a long time, like dengue and chikungunya, and now all of a sudden we should delay…

Histórias of Zika by Luísa Reis-Castro

For English click here. Era o ano de 1947. Em uma floresta chamada Zika, em Uganda, liderados pelo médico-entomologista escocês Alexander J. Haddow, pesquisadores colocaram macacos-rhesus em p…

The social life of PrEP in Kenya by Jennifer L. Syvertsen

I have perhaps an unpopular position to declare: Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an enormous biomedical breakthrough in the prevention of HIV, it also symbolizes much of what…

New Publication “Transfigurations of Health and the Moral Economy of Medicine: Subjectivities, Materialities, Values”

Hide Press Release (8 Less Words) Janina Kehr, Hansjörg Dilger, and Peter van Eeuwijk The health sector is one of the largest and most rapidly growing branches of…

Different Shades of White: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Albinotic Body – Conference Report

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Christopher Hohl Several phenomena have contributed to the increased attention paid to albinism in the past decade. The terrible atrocities inflicted on…

Ramah McKay’s Medicine in the Meantime: The Work of Care in Mozambique by Britt Halvorson

Medicine in the Meantime: The Work of Care in Mozambique Ramah McKay Duke University Press, 2018, 256 pages   The study of medical humanitarianism has grown tremendously in…

The Power and Precarity of Global Health Partnerships by Clare Herrick

A recent issue of Medicine Anthropology Theory devoted to the critique of global health partnerships (GHPs) raises a question of great significance to many Somatosphere readers: ‘In real world…