South Asian-Canadian, I am passionate about global health issues, especially as they relate to women. I've worked as a health reporter and editor for over 10 years, and have studied journalism and nutrition. I'm currently the Public Health Editor of Global Voices Online, as well as the Managing Editor of Women's eNews.
Latest posts by Juhie Bhatia
Bangladesh: Climate Change to Increase Hunger and Malnutrition
As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an increased risk of food insecurity. Bangladesh is among the top five most vulnerable countries.
Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid
As the Horn of Africa deals with what the Food and Agriculture Organization is calling the “most severe food security emergency in the world today,” experts warn that conditions in famine-stricken Somalia are likely to further deteriorate. Juhie Bhatia examines the spread of the disaster.
Ethiopia: Are “Land Grab” Deals a Path to Food Security?
The push by multinational corporations and foreign governments in recent years to obtain fertile land in African countries, such as Ethiopia, has spurred debate. Will the move will lead to development, or is it "land grabbing" that further threatens the continent's food security?
Is Empowering Women Key to Eradicating Global Hunger?
As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply concerns, experts says that there is one often-overlooked solution for fighting hunger: women.
Can We Halve Global Hunger by 2015?
World leaders from some 140 countries gathered at a United Nations Summit in New York from September 20-22 to discuss the best approaches for achieving eight poverty-reducing goals by 2015. One goal: To halve global hunger between 1990 and 2015.
Nigeria: Oil Wealth Flows, Hunger Persists
As the BP oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and its aftermath continue to make headlines, the catastrophe has also brought a little global media attention to the oil-related woes in another country—Nigeria.
Russia: Wheat Export Ban Triggers Worldwide Panic
A new Russian ban on grain exports, including wheat, has created a panic over how the move will impact wheat prices and food security. Russia is among the world's top five wheat exporters, but crops were devastated this summer as the country was hit with a record-breaking heatwave, severe droughts and wildfires.
Paraguay: Soaring Soybean Production Prompts Clashes
As the global demand for soy rises, Paraguay has become the world's fastest-growing producer of the crop. But with resulting riches have also come battles over land rights and environmental concerns.
Global Threat of Wheat Killer Rises
The risk posed by a fungus that is deadly to the world's second largest crop, wheat, continues to rise. The killer fungus, called Ug99, causes stem rust disease, which can destroy entire wheat fields.
Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate
Many solutions have been proposed to help combat hunger in Africa, but one in particular remains controversial: biotechnology. Many experts suggest that genetically modified organisms could help ensure food security. Others claim there are numerous risks associated with adopting GMOs in Africa.
Darfur: Youth Keep Crisis in the Spotlight
Though the major conflict has ceased in Darfur, in western Sudan, the continuing instability and ongoing attacks have been particularly harmful for the region's young people. But youth both within and outside of Sudan have been vital in raising awareness and funds and trying to bring change to Darfur.
Haiti: Youth Step It Up for Earthquake Relief
As Haiti's government raised the confirmed earthquake death toll to 150,000 earlier this week, there is particular concern for the well-being of the country's most vulnerable - its young people. But youth within and outside of Haiti are contributing to efforts to raise aid and awareness.
Afghanistan: Youth Find Outlets Amid Ongoing Violence
Last year was the deadliest one for Afghanistan's civilians, including children, since the American-led war began in 2001. Despite the circumstances, efforts are being made nationwide by and for youth to maintain their health and education and to empower them.
Canada: Aboriginal Youth Suicides Hit Crisis Rate
Suicide rates have declined in Canada but not in Aboriginal communities, particularly among the youth. Suicide among Aboriginal youth continues to occur at alarming rates, leading to crisis-like situations in some communities
World AIDS Day: Reflections and Raising Awareness
While it's true that most people know by now that HIV/AIDS poses a threat, World AIDS Day, which takes place today, attempts to focus the world's attention on this disease for a day and show just how big a threat still persists.
Global Health: World Toilet Day Raises a Stink
While it may sound like a bad joke, today's World Toilet Day focuses on a not-so-funny issue impacting almost half the world's population -- a lack of toilets and sanitation.
South Africa: Sesame Street's HIV-Positive Muppet Raises Awareness
As the children's show Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, premiering its new season today, one Muppet named Kami, on its South African edition, continues to help combat and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Global Health: Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?
As scientists and policymakers search for high-tech ways to fight climate change, a proposed low-tech solution is creating controversy -- contraception. A look at the debate as part of Blog Action Day, which focuses this year on climate change.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: Amplifying Voices
With hot button issues such as swine flu dominating the headlines, it can be easy to overlook an equally vital, though less attention-grabbing, health issue: palliative care. World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which takes place today, seeks to change that.
Global Health: HIV Vaccine Breakthrough?
For the first time, an experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to protect against the deadly virus, creating media buzz and giving the public health and HIV/AIDS communities hope.
USA: Video Contest Promotes “Swine Flu” Prevention
In anticipation of flu season, which officially kicks off October 4, the U.S. government announced the winner of a video contest today to encourage flu prevention, including stopping H1N1 or swine flu.