Shaikh is a global health and development specialist with a decade of experience in the Middle East and Central Asia. Alanna has worked for NGOs, consulting companies, universities, the U.S. government and the United Nations. She writes about global health for UN Dispatch and about international development on her Blood and Milk blog. Alanna is also a contributor to the Foreign Policy website and End the Neglect. Shaikh holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a master�s in public health from Boston University. She speaks Uzbek and French and a smattering of Arabic and Russian. Originally from upstate New York, she now lives in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with her husband, children, and parents.
What's Killing Us: A Practical Guide to Understanding Our Biggest Global Health Problemsby Alanna Shaikh
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In the past decade, we�ve changed the way we collectively view the health of the 7 billion people who occupy this planet. Health issues were once seen as an isolated national or regional problem; now they are a global concern. In 'What's Killing Us: A Practical Guide to Understanding Our Biggest Global Health Problems,' 2011 TED Senior Fellow and health care expert Alanna Shaikh lays out the most important challenges and issues in global wellness - from tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to flu, maternal mortality, and the diminishing effectiveness of antibiotics - while untangling the web of jargon that so often permeate those discussions. Shaikh, who also runs the international development focused-blog Blood and Milk, provides clear ideas about how these worldwide problems can be managed.
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