Articles by Renzo Guinto

Renzo is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and former Liaison Officer to the WHO of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA)

Building the social foundations of planetary health

Posted in articles by on April 28, 2017

Two weeks ago, I read with much delight the suggestions that my friend Kristof proposed for the future of planetary health. Overall, there is nothing to oppose with his suggestions and observations. In fact, these are the kinds of conversations that are very much needed to push the frontiers of … Read more »

Reimagining public health in the 21st century

Posted in articles by on May 28, 2016

Last week, my Facebook newsfeed was flooded with posts from friends and colleagues about the practice of public health in the Philippines and abroad. On one hand, my fellow Filipino friend Harvy Joy Liwanag, who is doing his PhD at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, noted in his … Read more »

The Gospel According to Michael Marmot

Posted in articles by on February 17, 2016

  Last January 29-31, 2016, I was blessed to attend the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) – Thailand’s annual global health event – for the third time, and I felt very elated that this year’s award for public health went to Sir Michael Marmot – a global health icon who … Read more »

We cannot have post-COP 21 depression

Posted in articles by on January 7, 2016

It may already be a month since the world’s governments, at last, after 20 years of fancy (and I hope carbon-neutral) conferences, arrived at an agreement for global climate action, but people are still talking about COP 21 – which is a good thing because most UN conferences end up … Read more »

New leadership for global health begins at home

Posted in articles by and on September 4, 2015

Last August 22-24, 2015, nearly 500 new leaders in health research and innovation gathered at the New Leaders for Health (NL4H) Pre-Forum, which was held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines. This event served as a prelude to the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health … Read more »