The Beat

‘Beat reporting’ is specialized, in-depth coverage of a particular issue, sector, or institution over time. At FACE, compassion and ethics is our beat, and we share our perspective on relevant events, reports, meetings, and research in global health.
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Compassion: A Catalyst for Racial Justice?

Recent race-related events have exposed a tragic gap between our national self-image – a “nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the …

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Latest Global Health Compassion Rounds Report


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Executive Summary of our Epidemiology of Compassion and Love Meeting


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A man who is recovering from schistomiasis sits in his fishing boat on Khong Island.  Somphou Sayasone, MD, of the Lao PDR Ministry of Health oversees a public health program to eliminate a parasitic disease called schistomiasis from islands located in the Mekong River in southern Lao PDR. This effort included the implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. Photo date: Jan. 26-27, 2017 Photographer: Billy Weeks

Challenging Stigma with Compassion During COVID-19

Often in major disease outbreaks, marginalized groups face stigmatization and blame. Though stigma is incredibly harmful to health and well-being, and has been a recurring …

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Guest Spotlight: “Epidemiology of Compassion and Love”

This was originally published by the Center for Compassionate Leadership. The language of compassion and love has traditionally been the language of poetry and literature. …

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Families wait for antibiotic medication In Chimphepo Village, Chikwawa District, Malawi, a mass drug administration (MDA) is held on Oct. 18, 2016, for the elimination of trachoma. The Task Force for Global Health's International Trachoma Initiative manages Pfizer's donation of antibiotic for MDA, which is part of a comprehensive public health strategy called SAFE to eliminate trachoma. During the weeks of Oct. 17-28, 2016, an estimated 500,000 people in more than 100 communities took part in MDA in Malawi. The country is expected to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem by 2020. Tues. Oct 18th, 2016 (Photo By Billy Weeks)

Are NTD Programs “Pro-Poor?” Insights from the Demographic and Health Surveys

Health equity is one of the core values – and goals – of global health. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that addressing health equity …

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Guest Spotlight: Melissa Kleine-Bingham of WHO, writes about compassion in global health and the genesis of FACE

“Seeing compassion as a global health issue through the faces of people” – This piece was originally published as a Pulse Blog. “Compassion – the …

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