Author profile: Mukesh Kapila

Mukesh Kapila CBE is Professor Emeritus of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester. He is a former Director at the World Health Organization and the United Nations.

Covid-19’s Impact on Global Health

Mukesh Kapila • Apr 14 2022 • Student Features

The gaps and divisions created by the Covid-19 pandemic have profoundly affected international relations because everything about the origins and spread of the novel coronavirus has been contentious.

Global Health

Mukesh Kapila • Apr 12 2022 • Online resources

The idea of global health connects an individual’s private concern over their own well-being to the shared necessity to secure the health of everyone, everywhere.

Opinion – Are Peacemakers Really Blessed?

Mukesh Kapila • Nov 4 2021 • Articles

Premature awards to Henry Kissinger, Aung San Suu Kyi and Abiy Ahmed indicate that ‘God’ and the Nobel Committee don’t always keep the same standards.

Opinion – What Climate ‘Code Red’ Means for Africa

Mukesh Kapila • Sep 28 2021 • Articles

The relentless progression of climate change poses an existentialist threat to African peoples. It needs a Pan-African effort for which the African Union is the logical body.

If We Fail in Health We Fail Overall

Mukesh Kapila • Aug 9 2016 • Articles

The World Humanitarian Summit recognised the special role of emergency health work: if we fail in health, we fail in the overall humanitarian endeavor.

Remembering Darfur: The World’s Longest Running Genocide

Mukesh Kapila • Jan 27 2016 • Articles

Lack of personal responsibility is why we failed on Darfur, and the continuing lack of accountability is why we are likely to fail again elsewhere

Remembering through Your Gut

Mukesh Kapila • Feb 2 2015 • Articles

This year Holocaust commemoration also marks the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation. The focus is on the suffering of the victims and the courage of the survivors.

Love in the Time of Ebola

Mukesh Kapila • Jan 18 2015 • Articles

A positive spirit is vital for Ebola recovery as the socio-economic consequences are immense. A commonly used word is “boredom” with schools shut and trade disrupted.

Where Chlorine Is Your Best Friend

Mukesh Kapila • Jan 8 2015 • Articles

Ebola vaccine trials are expected to start in Guinea shortly. But there are other signs of hope: the many improvised disinfectant dispensers sprouting around homesteads.

Shall Not Perish: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Mukesh Kapila • Dec 26 2014 • Articles

Ten years ago, the Indian Ocean Tsunami was triggered by one of the largest-ever earthquakes. But it was not just nature that broke records. So did the disaster response.

How Mary Saves the World – One Life at a Time

Mukesh Kapila • Dec 23 2014 • Articles

Zambia is overcoming the burden of HIV thanks to dedicated volunteers. In a very real sense, they are also saving their country and the world, one life at a time.

Generous Hearts and Stubborn Minds

Mukesh Kapila • Nov 10 2014 • Articles

The military might of Sudan regime would not prevail as long as the women of Nuba have the generosity to share their last gourd of beer with a stranger in distress.

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