Articles by Renzo Guinto

A Filipino physician and 2014 Emerging Voice for Global Health, Renzo Guinto (@RenzoGuinto) is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

#DecolonizeGlobalHealth: Rewriting the narrative of global health

Posted in articles by on February 11, 2019

The history of the field of global health is always traced back to tropical medicine, an earlier discipline started by former Western empires. Generally, the focus of tropical medicine was the study of infectious diseases prevalent in colonies in the tropics. The purpose was to find measures to protect the … Read more »

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 »