Everybody has their own Public Health Story. You know, the one where we discovered Public Health and had our “That’s what I want really want to do!” epiphany. And then we each have our own little niche in Public Health, or our area that we are passionate about. Sometimes that niche is a well-known problem, while others are not as well-known and lack much needed attention.
It is for this reason that Global Health Now, along with NPR’s Goats and Soda blog and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) sponsor the annual Untold Stories of Global Health Contest. In 2015, the winner was the chronic inflammatory disease mycetoma while 2016 featured the paralytic disease konzo.
If you came across a global disease that lacks the attention it needs to serve the affected people in your Public Health Story, whether it’s through your own research or your travels, I encourage you to submit the 150-word nomination. The deadline is November 30, 2016.
Let’s keep improving Global Health by sharing those untold Public Health stories.