Joanne Silberner

0 The challenge of determining cancer’s burden in Africa

Guest post by Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Nurse, Sierra LeoneWikipedia In last week’s Humanosphere podcast, former National Public Radio health reporter and current University of Washington journalism educator Joanne Silberner spoke about the stigma surrounding cancer in Uganda.…

0 PRI’s The World: Cancer’s global reach

PRI’s The World, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, today launched a series of stories examining cancer in the developing world which includes a fantastic interactive map (below is a just a screen grab): PRI’s The World Joanne Silberner, a Seattle journalist, friend and colleague who formerly…

0 Another neglected disease: Cancer in the Developing World

Freelance (and former NPR) health journalist Joanne Silberner of Seattle is doing a series of reports on cancer in the developing world for a number of news organizations with funding from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. The gist of it is that cancer in poor countries is often a…

3 It’s World Most-Neglected-Health-Problem Day

It’s actually World Mental Health Day, and also Columbus Day. Neither of these calendrical milestones are likely to get much public attention, unless perhaps someone can combine them for a story suggesting that Christopher Columbus only discovered the New World in 1492 thanks to his megalomania and narcissistic, obsessive-compulsive disorder.…

0 PRI’s Joanne Silberner on Mental illness in Uganda

Health journalist Joanne Silberner, former health policy correspondent based at NPR’s flagship in DC and now (lucky for us) based here in Seattle at the University of Washington, has done an excellent report on the lack of mental illness care in Uganda for PRI’s The World. I’ve done a few…