Dr. Rofadun Nisa and Javaid Iqbal discusses “Healthcare in Kashmir”

Dr Rufaid and Javaid Iqbal discuss Healthcare in Kashmir

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Health Care in Kashmir *All authors contributed equally to this publication (Rofadun Nisa and Javaid Iqbal)   The weight of delivering health care during a pandemic is heavy—it is even more so when this is happening in a society suffering from a protracted socio-political conflict for the last seven decades. […]

A tale of two centuries

Matter over Words: A Conversation with Shehzad Ghias Shaikh​

Zaitoon By Dr. Butool Hisam A tale of two centuries   Towards the end of the 20th century, a 22-member committee of the World Bank produced the World Development Report. This flagship report on the state of health around the Globe served as a benchmark to understand and improve the health of nations (World Development […]

Javaid Iqbal discusses “Rise of Racist Machines”

Javaid Iqbal Discusses "Rise of Racist Machines"

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Rise of Racist Machines Machine learning is the application of algorithms and data to make decisions. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are used in nearly every industry. They have already become an indispensable part of our lives. Science fiction has become a reality. MIT is starting a new […]

Matter over Words: A Conversation with Shehzad Ghias Shaikh

Matter over Words: A Conversation with Shehzad Ghias Shaikh​

Zaitoon By Dr. Butool Hisam Matter over Words: A Conversation with Shehzad Ghias Shaikh There’s a phrase in Urdu ‘Dukh Hota Hai’ which, loosely translated, means ‘It hurts’. The word ‘dukh’ relates to grief or an overwhelming sense of pain. It is not a word you would associate with comedy. And yet, that’s the exact […]

Javaid Iqbal discusses “Why Data Are Not Enough To Change Human Behavior”

Javaid Iqbal discusses "Why Data Are Not Enough To Change Human Behavior"

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Why Data Are Not Enough To Change Human Behavior Covid cases are rising across the United States due to the transmission of the delta variant. The steepest increases have been in the South, where Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina are dealing with the most extensive outbreaks in the […]

Public Health and the Pulpit

Public Health and the Pulpit

Zaitoon By Dr. Butool Hisam Public Health and the Pulpit Source: Wikimedia Commons Just 250 miles south of the capital of Tunisia, the northernmost African country and a hidden tourist paradise, lies the city of Al Qarawayan. Though this country is famous for its glorious sandy beaches and historical monuments, what is less known is […]

Edition 20 – Dying in the Shadows: Suicide Among the Homeless

Edition 20 – Dying in the Shadows: Suicide Among the Homeless

Dying in the Shadows: Suicide Among the Homeless By Lori Holleran and Gabrielle Poon Citation Holleran L, Poon G. Dying in the shadows: suicide among the homeless. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;20. Dying in the Shadows: Suicide Among the Homeless According to the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, conducted by the U.S. Department […]

Javaid Iqbal discusses “Climate Emergency and its impact on Public Health”

Javaid Iqbal discusses "Climate Emergency and its impact on Public Health"

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Addressing Climate Emergency and its impact on Public Health in US The goal of every health system is to keep people healthy, and climate change strikes right at the foundation of it. The effects of climate change are catastrophic and instantaneous, with the impact felt across the globe. It is […]

The ones I wish to reach

Zaitoon By Dr. Butool Hisam The ones I wish to reach Source: Wikimedia Commons The woman is covered in ornaments from head to toe. She is sitting underneath a colorful umbrella that is enveloping her in a shadowy hue. Not that she needs the extra colors – she’s wrapped in an eye-catching Sari with splashes […]