Ushering in the Sustainable Development Goals

How Important is Health? On September 25, the United Nations affirmed the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), a fifteen-year plan to end poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation. Officially titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and set to come into effect on 1 January 2016, the SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (“MDGs”) …

A Community in Canada for Refugees

Learning from the Interim Federal Health Program Canada is currently witnessing a revitalized interest in the plight of refugees, starting in early September when the tragic photos of the Kurdi family’s attempt to escape Syria were widely published in the news and shared on social media. Since then, a large number of different non-government organizations, …

Measles Outbreak

A Health Injustice for Congolese The humanitarian aid organization, Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF), reports the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently fighting its largest measles epidemic since 2011. This past year, MSF reported over 30,000 measles cases and over 320 deaths in the DRC, with numbers steadily increasing due to a lackluster response from …