Monthly Archives: June 2013

Maternal Health, Birth Models, & Midwifery: A Proposed Solution

Mary Kern College of Nursing 2015 Context What exactly is the plight facing mothers in the developing world? According to the World Health Organization’s fact sheet on maternal health (2010), approximately 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, maternal mortality is highly associated with living in rural areas […]

Bumsters and Prostitutes: Intersectionality at Work

Jasmine Boutros NYU Abu Dhabi 2014 prostitute [pros-ti-toot, tyoot] noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot bumster [bum-stir] noun unemployed young men who try to hassle and hustle female tourists into giving them their money in exchange for sexual intercourse Common to the beach resort area of many developing countries, […]

The Other Half: Hong Kong’s Housing Problem

Nathaniel Johnson | Global Economics Columnist College of Arts and Science 2014 Hong Kong is a city known for its extravagance. At its most luxurious, Hong Kong rivals New York, Paris, and London. At its worst, however, the city more closely resembles the developing world. The following photos were released by the Society for Community […]

The Dartmouth Atlas Memo: Diabetes Discharges in New Jersey

Erica Humphrey | Steinhardt 2014 The Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented variations in the distribution of medical care and resources throughout the United States for more than 20 years. [1] Researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice use data to reveal differences across states, regions, counties, and from one hospital to […]

Traffic Safety in the United Arab Emirates: The Road to “Zero Vision”

Olivia Bergen | NYU Abu Dhabi 2015 With one of the world’s highest road traffic accident rates relative to population, road safety has become a critical public health challenge in the United Arab Emirates. The current annual fatality rate is 12.7 per 100,000 people, equating to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. […]

Food Fraud

Lillian Udell | College of Nursing 2014 This past February, Oceana, the largest ocean conservationist NGO, released a report revealing that a significant amount of seafood sold in the U.S. is fraudulently labeled. After testing 1200 fish samples, the organization found that nearly one-third of the seafood was marketed as a different type than what […]

Plain Packaging in Australia: A Global Role Model for Smoking Prevention

Cara Bradley | Steinhardt 2014 Sydney, Australia March 2013 A photograph of a decaying lung appears below the bold phrase “Smoking causes lung cancer.” Graphic and often gruesome images like this are the norm for cigarette packages in Australia due to the recent introduction of a monumental health policy. Australia became the first country in […]