Health Intl

Health Intl

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The Health Intl podcast is a student-led initiative at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Health Intl features current news and exciting research in global health coming out of the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the globe.

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Ep 3: Spanish flu and the uses of history with Covid 19
Samhita and Thomas Gidney discuss the Spanish flu of 1917-1920, a global pandemic that could provide analogies for the current Covid 19 crisis. They discuss how the Spanish flu has been often forgotten in history, and how the flu compares and contrasts with today’s pandemic. Further references and sources are given below.  Photo Credits-Flickr address, Attribution 2.0 Generic https://live.staticflickr.com/2466/4055473777_14d9ac32a7_z.jpg  Further Sources: Spinney, Laura. Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World. 1 edition. New York: PublicAffairs, 2017. Crosby, Alfred W. America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918. Cambridge University Press, 2003. Oxford, JS, A Sefton, R Jackson, W Innes, RS Daniels, and NPAS Johnson. “World War I May Have Allowed the Emergence of ‘Spanish’ Influenza.” The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2, no. 2 (February 1, 2002): 111–14.  Cheng, K. F., and P. C. Leung. “What Happened in China during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic?” International Journal of Infectious Diseases 11, no. 4 (July 1, 2007): 360–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2006.07.009. Langford, Christopher. “Did the 1918–19 Influenza Pandemic Originate in China?” Population and Development Review 31, no. 3 (2005): 473–505.  Oxford, John S., and Douglas Gill. “A Possible European Origin of the Spanish Influenza and the First Attempts to Reduce Mortality to Combat Superinfecting Bacteria: An Opinion from a Virologist and a Military Historian.” Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 15, no. 9 (September 2, 2019): 2009–12. 
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April 28, 2020
Ep 2: COVID-19 Convo with Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Did you know that by social distancing, you can literally save lives? In this second Health Intl podcast episode on the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Vinh-Kim Nguyen, co-director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and VP of MSF Switzerland, calls in from Montreal (where he flew to be on the frontlines of the response to the outbreak) to chat with students Esther Pak and Ezekiel Boro about COVID-19 and age, vegetarianism, vitamins, immunity and soap. They also talk epidemiology (and a bit of math) and how real the reported global numbers are, as well as what we can all do to help each other during these trying times. Professor Nguyen is an HIV and Emergency physician and medical anthropologist who has been on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic as MSF team leader, and since 1994 has worked extensively with community organizations responding to the HIV epidemic in West Africa as a trainer and physician. Health Intl is a student-led podcast at the Graduate Institute. More from Graduate Institute students: https://www.facebook.com/genevaintl/ More about the Global Health Centre: https://graduateinstitute.ch/globalhealth Logo by: Stephane Bernhard Music by: Patryk Skowroński and Patryk Skowroński- Candy Edited by: Michelle Olguin Flückliger
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March 26, 2020
Ep 1: COVID-19 Convo with Suerie Moon
In this first health-themed episode of Geneva Intl, Professor Suerie Moon, renowned expert on global governance and public health and co-director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute Geneva, weighs in on the COVID-19 pandemic as students Esther Pak and Ezekiel Boro ask about everything from preparedness and response on the African continent, panic-buying (is it helpful or hurtful?), WHO leadership, and practical ways that young people can step up and show solidarity during these trying times. Professor Moon is a globally recognized policy expert on strengthening the global governance of outbreak preparedness and response, and her work has been widely published in top academic journals and mainstream media. Health Intl is a student-led podcast at the Graduate Institute. More from Graduate Institute students: https://www.facebook.com/genevaintl/ More about the Global Health Centre: https://graduateinstitute.ch/globalhealth Logo by: Stephane Bernhard Music by: Patryk Skowroński and Patryk Skowroński- Candy Edited by: Michelle Olguin Flückliger
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March 21, 2020