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.

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 »

‘Emerged voices’ speak to the emerging: Ten takeaways from the ‘Manila conversation’

Posted in articles by , , and on September 3, 2015

    In last week’s New Leaders for Health (NL4H) Pre-Forum in Manila, four Emerging Voices alumni – three from Class 2014 (Renzo Guinto, Nasreen Jessani, Bhaskar Purohit) and one from Class 2012 (Beverly Ho) – participated in a panel entitled “Emerging Voices for Global Health: The Future of Health … Read more »

Global Health Post-2015: Tackling the ‘Elephants in the Room’

Posted in articles by on February 5, 2015

Tourists from around the world often come to Thailand to watch and ride on its lovely elephants, but last week in Bangkok, at the annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), more than 600 participants from 58 countries confronted the ‘elephants in the room’ of global health and development as they … Read more »

Health justice in global governance – the quest continues

Posted in articles by and on June 10, 2014

On December 14, 2011, Unni Gopinathan, a medical student from the University of Oslo (UiO) and one of my closest friends in the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), informed me and another UiO-IFMSA colleague Usman Mushtaq about the plan to create a Youth Commission that would work in … Read more »