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About Humanosphere

– humanosphere:  1. that part of the Earth inhabited by, or influenced by humans.
(From Wiktionary)

Welcome to Humanosphere.

As Seattle takes center stage in the effort to reduce poverty and improve health outcomes across the world, we’d like to give you a front-row seat. We hope this site will be your principle source of news, conversation and analysis about the intertwined issues of global health and poverty.

The host of this community is Tom Paulson, who spent 22 years reporting on science and medicine at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Tom was one of the first daily news reporters to cover the topic of “global health” (a much-debated label which we’ll be discussing the merits of in these pages).

Your voice is a crucial part of the community we hope to create here, and we invite your comments and ideas. Email Tom if you have one-on-one feedback, questions or tips; and otherwise, see you in the comments.