South of Global Health is a blog of the Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut which tackles the Global South’s most pressing health issues across multiple intersectional themes.The blog intends to serve as an outlet for health-related issues affecting and originating from the most vulnerable regions of the developing world.


South of Global Health has an open and ongoing Call for Blog Entries.


Pieces should be between 500 and 1000 words, and adopts footnotes in APA as its referencing style.

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Cervical cancer, a deadly yet treatable cancer?
  • Racha Fadi Soubra
  • February 20, 2023

Cervical cancer, a deadly yet treatable cancer?     Each…

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Heart attacks, early marriages, and insurance coverage
  • Mohamed N. Elsayed
  • September 28, 2022

Zahra, the eldest of her siblings, was 13 when her…

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Mediterranean Diet and Mental Health
  • Tracy Daou and Sarah Ibrahim
  • August 17, 2022

Mental health disorders, primarily depression, are among the leading causes…

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A call to stand with mothers surviving postpartum psychiatric disorders in the Arab World
  • Zeinab El-Dirani
  • June 23, 2022

A call to stand with mothers surviving postpartum psychiatric disorders…

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The Mobile University for Health: A Journey of Empowering Women
  • Global Health Institute Academy Team
  • April 27, 2022

Countless efforts have been put in the last few years…

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The real impact of disastrous medicine shortages in Lebanon
  • Nadine Jawad
  • December 3, 2021

“I take twelve medicines. Medicine for my heart, medicine for…

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COVID-19 Vaccination: Time for Boosting
  • Malak Kaddoura and Lubna Jaber
  • November 17, 2021

Background The spread of viral diseases causing respiratory illnesses continues…

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 The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Refugee Children’s Mental Health, Access, and Retention to Education in Lebanon
  • Sarah Ibrahim and Theresa Farhat
  • July 15, 2021

  Background Lebanon currently hosts the highest per capita of…

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Education and Breastfeeding: Two Inroads into Better Nutrition
  • Emerson Monks, Harvard University
  • June 8, 2021

Countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA)—including Lebanon—face…

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Diabetes in Lebanon amid an Explosion, a Pandemic and Political Unrest
  • Dialeb
  • May 20, 2021

Following months of political unrest and the rapid spread of…

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DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are the author’s, and do not reflect the views of the Global Health Institute or the American University of Beirut.


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