In the article, “Who isn’t equipped for a pandemic or bioterror attack? The WHO,” featured on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist’s website, Annie Sparrow (MHCE 4) discusses the influence of business and politics and the limitations of the World Health Organization (WHO) in creating effective solutions to public health problems.
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In a recent review for The New York Review of Books, IIHA Alumna Annie Sparrow (MHCE 4) responds to Sonia Shah’s book Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond.
Annie Sparrow (MHCE 4) recently authored the article, “What the Anti-vax Movement Doesn’t Tell You About Measles,” which describes the importance of vaccinations in light of the recent measles outbreak in the United States. She also explains the background and fallacies of the “anti-vax” movement.
Syria Deeply, a news site dedicated to informing the public about the ongoing situation in Syria, has recently published an interview with Dr. Annie Sparrow (MHCE 4 and lecturer on subsequent MHCE courses). The interview, titled “Syria’s Descent into a Public Health Nightmare” chronicles the demise of Syria’s public health system. Formerly supporting one of the best-developed public health systems in the Arab world, Syria now faces dire shortages in clean water, vital medications, and doctors. Dr. Sparrow, currently a pediatrician at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, has extensive field experience in Syria and the surrounding region and provides an insightful, complete picture of the health crisis happening inside Syria.