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International Under The Radar

Predicting the next global pandemic

The nature and likelihood of the next pandemic presents many challenges to governments and health organisations, as it could be an unknown pathogen that the world is ill-equipped to contain. The risks associated with such a pandemic has secondary effects as it not only affects human health, but also causes severe disruptions in economic, political, and social areas.

Europe Politics

Russia’s HIV epidemic compounded by economic crisis

Although the Russian government has recently shown signs of comprehension regarding the gravity of its HIV epidemic, measures which have been so far proposed and implemented are insufficient to bring the virus under

International Natural resources and energy

Deforestation impacting pharmaceutical industry

Global rainforests hold unknown treasures for fighting and curing multiple diseases. But whilst the complete destruction of the world’s remaining rainforests looms on the horizon, pharmaceutical companies are only slowly

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Ebola outbreak takes toll on local economies

The deadly Ebola virus has continued to spread across West Africa, with dire secondary effects on the affected countries’ economies. The deadly Ebola virus made news when it killed Sheikh