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Juhie Bhatia

South Asian-Canadian, I am passionate about global health issues, especially as they relate to women. I've worked as a health reporter and editor for over 10 years, and have studied journalism and nutrition. I'm currently the Public Health Editor of Global Voices Online, as well as the Managing Editor of Women's eNews.

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Latest posts by Juhie Bhatia

28 November 2011

Bangladesh: Climate Change to Increase Hunger and Malnutrition

As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an...

25 August 2011

Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid

As the Horn of Africa deals with what the Food and Agriculture Organization is calling the “most severe food security emergency in the world today,” experts warn that conditions in...

18 May 2011

Ethiopia: Are “Land Grab” Deals a Path to Food Security?

The push by multinational corporations and foreign governments in recent years to obtain fertile land in African countries, such as Ethiopia, has spurred debate. Will the move will lead to...

15 April 2011

Is Empowering Women Key to Eradicating Global Hunger?

As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply concerns, experts says that there is one often-overlooked solution...

8 October 2010

Can We Halve Global Hunger by 2015?

World leaders from some 140 countries gathered at a United Nations Summit in New York from September 20-22 to discuss the best approaches for achieving eight poverty-reducing goals by 2015....

13 September 2010

Nigeria: Oil Wealth Flows, Hunger Persists

As the BP oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and its aftermath continue to make headlines, the catastrophe has also brought a little global media attention to the...

10 September 2010

Russia: Wheat Export Ban Triggers Worldwide Panic

A new Russian ban on grain exports, including wheat, has created a panic over how the move will impact wheat prices and food security. Russia is among the world's top...

18 August 2010

Paraguay: Soaring Soybean Production Prompts Clashes

As the global demand for soy rises, Paraguay has become the world's fastest-growing producer of the crop. But with resulting riches have also come battles over land rights and environmental...

30 July 2010

Global Threat of Wheat Killer Rises

The risk posed by a fungus that is deadly to the world's second largest crop, wheat, continues to rise. The killer fungus, called Ug99, causes stem rust disease, which can...

25 July 2010

Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate

Many solutions have been proposed to help combat hunger in Africa, but one in particular remains controversial: biotechnology. Many experts suggest that genetically modified organisms could help ensure food security....

13 February 2010

Darfur: Youth Keep Crisis in the Spotlight

Conversations for a Better World

Though the major conflict has ceased in Darfur, in western Sudan, the continuing instability and ongoing attacks have been particularly harmful for the region's young people. But youth both within...

26 January 2010

Haiti: Youth Step It Up for Earthquake Relief

Conversations for a Better World

As Haiti's government raised the confirmed earthquake death toll to 150,000 earlier this week, there is particular concern for the well-being of the country's most vulnerable - its young people....

20 January 2010

Afghanistan: Youth Find Outlets Amid Ongoing Violence

Conversations for a Better World

Last year was the deadliest one for Afghanistan's civilians, including children, since the American-led war began in 2001. Despite the circumstances, efforts are being made nationwide by and for youth...

18 January 2010

Canada: Aboriginal Youth Suicides Hit Crisis Rate

Suicide rates have declined in Canada but not in Aboriginal communities, particularly among the youth. Suicide among Aboriginal youth continues to occur at alarming rates, leading to crisis-like situations in...

1 December 2009

World AIDS Day: Reflections and Raising Awareness

While it's true that most people know by now that HIV/AIDS poses a threat, World AIDS Day, which takes place today, attempts to focus the world's attention on this disease...

19 November 2009

Global Health: World Toilet Day Raises a Stink

While it may sound like a bad joke, today's World Toilet Day focuses on a not-so-funny issue impacting almost half the world's population -- a lack of toilets and sanitation.

11 November 2009

South Africa: Sesame Street's HIV-Positive Muppet Raises Awareness

As the children's show Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, premiering its new season today, one Muppet named Kami, on its South African edition, continues to help combat...

16 October 2009

Global Health: Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?

As scientists and policymakers search for high-tech ways to fight climate change, a proposed low-tech solution is creating controversy -- contraception. A look at the debate as part of Blog...

10 October 2009

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: Amplifying Voices

With hot button issues such as swine flu dominating the headlines, it can be easy to overlook an equally vital, though less attention-grabbing, health issue: palliative care. World Hospice and...

1 October 2009

Global Health: HIV Vaccine Breakthrough?

For the first time, an experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to protect against the deadly virus, creating media buzz and giving the public health and HIV/AIDS communities hope.

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