Here at SGU, we emphasize bringing a multicultural perspective to medicine as a way to address the varying health needs around the world. Understanding which medical issues different countries face can be beneficial for physicians, avid travelers, and anyone who has loved ones around the globe — and these blogs are great resources.
68. OUR GLOBAL VOICES
This global health blog is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website. It covers health emergencies around the world and points out the challenges health care providers face in areas that lack the amenities some of us take for granted.
69. GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME
This organization’s blog discusses ways to invest in global health and points out potential roadblocks. Some pieces reflect on how past epidemics were handled while others consider interventions that can be used to prevent future issues.
70. THE CENTRIFUGE
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health publishes blog posts from both staff and students on a wide range of global health topics. Some are heavily opinionated pieces about ways we could better address health concerns while others focus more on specific diseases. For a more personal look at what it’s like to tackle health concerns around the world, be sure to look into the personal stories.
71. THE COLLECTIVE VOICE
Not everyone understands how global health concerns affect them as an individual, but The Collective Voice helps put things in perspective. Many posts discuss how health concerns in certain countries can have serious implications for people elsewhere.
72. GLOBAL HEALTH POLICY BLOG
While it’s easy to think about how health policies affect an individual country, understanding how they play out for the rest of the world is a little less obvious. Global Health Policy Blog delves into some of those details, highlighting the importance of making changes now for a healthier world in the future.
73. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Even though Global Connections isn’t specifically about health, there is a drop-down menu on the right side of the screen that allows you to filter specifically for those stories. Quite a few of these articles present solutions to major health concerns. It’s a nice change from the negative angles that are typical among major news outlets.
74. THE LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH BLOG
This blog’s massive contributor network includes medical students, researchers, physicians, professors, committee members and more. Relying on individuals with expertise in so many arenas means The Lancet Global Health Blog is able to feature stories specific to individual communities without sacrificing quality or authority.
75. PLOS GLOBAL HEALTH
PLOS Global Health focuses on educating people about global health and draws attention to policy implementation challenges. Anyone looking for a way to get involved might want to keep this blog in mind, because it “invites questions and comments from the international community of PLOS readers.”
HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH
Now that you know a little more about the top medical blogs, bookmark your favorites to ensure you’re never out of the loop. Regardless of your health care specialty or level of experience in the field, you’re sure to find something in this list that appeals to you.