Kassahun Bilcha

Kassahun Bilcha, MD, is currently a resident physician at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He served as a Clinical Director of Gondar University Hospital in Gondar, Ethiopia, and was also the department head and associate professor at the Department of Dermatology and Venereolgy. Dr. Bilcha was previously the chief resident at Addis Ababa University, Faculty of …

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Utibe Effiong

After working as an internist in southern Nigeria, Effiong was inspired to look at the broader determinants of health and healthcare in the developing world. Nigeria’s booming oil industry accounts for more than 90 percent of the country’s earnings, but is also increasingly harmful to public health due to a series of environmental and occupational …

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Redstone: Food, Elixir Of Life

In hopes of gleaning some new or otherwise interesting facts about food and nutrition and expand the conversation beyond the Aspen-centric avocado toast and kale salad, I sat in on a session last week titled Food, Elixir of Life at Aspen Ideas: Health. Dan Glickman, whose many roles include working as the U.S. Secretary of …

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Giant Bee: What Can We Do To Keep It Alive?

It is somewhat counterintuitive to say that a giant bee, one the size of an adult’s thumb with large pincer-like mouthparts, is hard to spot. Yet this is precisely the case with Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto), which has only three documented live sightings in the last 400 years or so. That’s why the bee’s …

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We need an international environmental criminal court

NAIROBI – The announcement of the winners of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize is an opportunity to celebrate activist leaders. But it is also a moment to recognize just how much courage their efforts (and those of a great many others) can demand. When my dear friend Berta Cáceres and I won the prize in 2015, Berta …

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