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BioNTainer – A Manufacturing Solution for Africa or Circumventing Capacity?

Redakteur , May 9th, 2022

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Uli Beisel On the occasion of the EU-Africa Summit in February this year in Brussels, several African Heads of State and public…


Criminalisation, harm reduction and responsibility in Polish drug policies by Justyna Struzik

Justyna Struzik , March 11th, 2022

In 2019, Sebastian Kaleta, a member of the Polish parliament associated with the ruling Law and Justice party, published a report denigrating Warsaw-based organisations working in the fields…


Radically Good. Reformulating Healing and Care Practices in Times of Crisis

Redakteur , January 20th, 2022

Report on the international conference “Radical Health. Doing Medicine, Health Care, and Anthropology of the Good” organized by the Association for Anthropology and Medicine (AGEM), the Medical Anthr…


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

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 14th, 2022

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…

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Infrastructures of inequality: Caring tweets, public health, and COVID-19 in Delhi by Emilija Zabiliūte

Emilija Zabiliūte , December 27th, 2021

One tweet asks for help finding a hospital bed in Delhi, India’s capital. Another asks where to find oxygen. These tweets joined a sea of similar pleas for…


Intersections of Political Power, Religion, and Public Health in Africa: Covid-19, Tanzanian President Magufuli, and Nigerian Prophet T. B. Joshua by Laura A. Meek

Laura A. Meek , November 12th, 2021

This is the final piece in the Contested Truths series, which has been edited by Jia Hui Lee, Laura A. Meek, and Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa. This series analyzes…


What if . . .?

Alma Gottlieb , September 7th, 2021

What if a country had a great public health system? What if that country had a veritable army of public health nurses? What if those public health nurses…

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The Social Potential of Continuing to Wear Masks by Christos Lynteris

Christos Lynteris , July 29th, 2021

We are often told that anti-epidemic masks should not be politicised. Though often well intentioned, this admonition falls short of taking masks seriously as social and historical objects….


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

Delaney Glass , July 16th, 2021

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…


Examining the social determinants of global eye health: Sharing my story of vision care (pt. 3)

Soham Govande , July 7th, 2021

This post is part three. Read part one and two of this series. As Together We See (TWS) grew, our team conducted international vision screenings. In these programs,…

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On The Culture of Harassment in Archaeology: An interview with Barbara L. Voss

Uzma Z. Rizvi , June 22nd, 2021

[Content advisory: This article discusses harassment and discrimination in archaeology, including discussion of sexual assault.] On the morning of March 30, 2021, three articles on the culture of…


Predicting Across Time and Space by Bettina Ng’weno

Bettina Ng’weno , June 10th, 2021

Every day for the month of March 2021, I watched the numbers of Covid-19 cases in Kenya climb and climb. Family and friends sent me messages that the…



Maximilian C. Forte , June 5th, 2021

On March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization announced that COVID-19’s spread was now a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, when here in Quebec a total…


Ripple effects of global warming and climate change on American public health disparities

Soham Govande , May 3rd, 2021

Climate change is one of humanity’s most pressing obstacles this century. With longer summers and shortening coastlines, environmental changes are well-documented by scientists. However, environmenta…

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How a legacy of colonialism hinders vaccination efforts in Indigenous communities

Guest Contributor , April 17th, 2021

By Soham Govande Today, hopes are held high that the COVID-19 vaccine will gradually bring an end to the pandemic. Due to systemic health disparities, disadvantaged groups such…


Understanding the complex relationship between Indigenous peoples and biotechnology

Soham Govande , April 2nd, 2021

As biotechnology advances the horizons of human potential, our species has gained the power to manipulate life to its most fundamental building blocks. With this power comes a…

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Linguistic Anthropology and COVID-19

Chelsea Horton , March 26th, 2021

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…

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Mass Incarceration and COVID-19: The intersection of American policy failures

Soham Govande , March 17th, 2021

Today, American prison systems stand at the intersection of multiple public health disasters. Mass incarceration has led to millions of people living in dismal, overcrowded arrangements — condi…

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China: The Unpopular Winner of the Year in Pandemic Times. Resilience in China under COVID-19 (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , March 17th, 2021

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Mengyi Zhang Figure 1: Photo taken by the author’s parents (age 48 and 49) when they got their vaccines in a community…


#Review: The Kiss of Death

Kristin Gupta , March 17th, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage many places in the world, it is hard to imagine a book that is more timely or prescient than Andrea Kitta’s…


Becoming without: Rearing and Releasing Transgenic Mosquitoes in Brazil

colinhoag , February 23rd, 2021

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


A Mini-Ethnography: Social determinants of public health on the Texas-Mexico border

Soham Govande , February 18th, 2021

In early January, I traveled from the suburbs of Austin to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) as a student researcher to test an app that would expand the…

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Racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations demonstrate a biosocial impact

Soham Govande , February 16th, 2021

Eleven months: after the first SARS-CoV-2 case in December 2019, pharmaceutical research and development produced an effective vaccine in November 2020. The speed of this timeline is unmatched…

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A Political Project and a Geopolitical Terrain: The New Referral Hospital Built by China in Niamey by Fanny Chabrol

Fanny Chabrol , February 16th, 2021

Design by okb-buro.com The first time I approached the new General Referral Hospital in Niamey in June 2018, I thought it looked like a prison building, huge and…