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May 6, 2014

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Launches Global Health NOW, a Daily Compendium of Essential News

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is announcing the launch of Global Health NOW, an aggregated news email serving the global health community. Delivered every weekday morning, Global Health NOW summarizes the day’s essential news articles and commentaries from around the world.

Interested readers can subscribe for free at Global Health NOW

More than headlines, Global Health NOW includes smartly curated, critical reads for global health professionals in government, academia, philanthropy, industry, the media and NGOs.

“Global health is an incredibly diverse, fast-moving field. It’s a challenge to keep up with the latest, most important developments,” said Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Our team is helping global health professionals meet this challenge by doing the research and synthesis for them.”

The Global Health NOW editorial team scours international and U.S. news outlets, global blogs and websites for essential information on everything from outbreaks and breakthroughs to funding opportunities and trenchant commentaries. Its easy-to-scan format allows readers to get a quick take on the day and dive deep into articles that interest them.

“Our goal is to not only deliver a quick, informative read but to build a forum for knowledge exchange that can break down the silos separating the varied disciplines of global health,” said Brian W. Simpson, MPH, editor-in-chief of Global Health NOW.  “We’ve had terrific feedback from readers since our soft launch early this year and look forward to building on our base of loyal readers.”

Global Health NOW is building a network of experts who can contribute commentaries on pressing global health issues. (Those interested in contributing can contact Brian Simpson at bsimpso1@jhu.edu.)

The Global Health NOW team plans to expand its staff-written articles, launch a website, add global freelance writers, an RSS feed and other offerings in the fall of 2014.

Media Contact: Brian W. Simpson, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, Global Health NOW, at bsimpso1@jhu.edu or 410-502-3938.