Category Global Health

Submit to our Summer 2015 Publication!

The Torch, NYU’s award-winning journal for domestic and global health, is announcing the call for submissions for the Spring 2015 issue. NYU students are invited to submit original work for publication in NYU’s interdisciplinary public health publication. The Torch urges the NYU community to get involved in the recent push by the university and the […]

News Briefs: April 4, 2015

The Torch’s news briefs are both a compilation of important and relevant current events in the domestic and global health sphere, as well as a list of must-read think pieces and articles that pertain to a domestic and global health discipline. HIV Outbreak in rural Indiana Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) has declared a public […]

News Briefs: March 8, 2015

The Torch’s weekly news briefs are both a compilation of important and relevant current events in the domestic and global health sphere, as well as a list of must-read think pieces and articles that pertain to a domestic and global health discipline. Coffee “Keeps Arteries Clean” South Korean researchers released a report in the journal […]

News Briefs: February 19, 2015

The Torch’s weekly news briefs are both a compilation of important and relevant current events in the domestic and global health sphere, as well as a list of must-read think pieces and articles that pertain to a domestic and global health discipline. Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain and Terror Threat Health workers in […]

Letter from the Editors

As some of you may have discerned, The Torch, New York University’s Journal for Domestic and Global Health, has not been a part of much of the discussions surrounding public health in the last year. This hiatus has been partly due to internal issues surrounding management and logistics. However, in the new year, The Torch’s […]

News Briefs: October 20, 2014

By Katherine La Puente Recent updates on Ebola outbreak Obama delivers speech Saturday to assuage growing public hysteria on recent Ebola cases in U.S. Senegal is officially declared Ebola-free by World Health Organization (WHO) after an investigation of new incidents that lasted 42 days, twice the incubation period for the disease. Two nurses affected with […]

Cholera in Haiti and Sickness in the Aid Industry

By Margaret Eby, Editor The 2010-2013 cholera epidemic in Haiti was the worst cholera epidemic in modern history. By the summer of 2013, over 8,000 Haitians had died and as much as 6% of the population had been infected. Although it seemed to be the most recent in a string of random tragic events in […]