This post, jointly written with John Mitchell of ALNAP, reflects on the emerging challenges faced by the international humanitarian sector, and the need for systemic changes. This piece is also published on the ALNAP blog, and the discussion paper on which this is based can be downloaded here. CAR, Syria, Iraq and South Sudan, Gaza, Ebola… […]

Turning points in history can be identified with certainty only with the benefit of hindsight. The signs are, however, that [we are] at a key moment in the history of mankind’s struggle against infectious diseases Lancet Infectious Diseases, Editorial This year saw the sad passing of the leading medical anthropologist and historian, George Armelagos. In a widely cited 1996 […]

  …History repeats itself. While malaria rates went down again as a result of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and widespread deployment of artemisinin-based combination therapies, the parasite adapted its genetic machinery to resist these powerful medicines and is now preparing for a devastating return… If P. falciparum becomes totally resistant, then the ACTs would become ineffective and all investments […]