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Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is an award-winning freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK. He specializes in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail in the UK. He has also written on a wide range of topics for The National newspaper in the UAE, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. A keen sailor and onetime ocean rower, his latest book, “How to Build a Boat,” published by Simon & Schuster, is an account of a year spent building a traditional wooden boat as an inspirational gift and life lesson for his young daughter.

Articles By Jonathan Gornall

As Antibiotics Stop Working, Are We Headed for the Age of the Phage? By Jonathan Gornall - Jan 2, 2020

The human race has a deadly drug problem. The scourge posing an existential threat isn’t heroin or cocaine. Although such drugs do exact a heavy price on societies around the world, the cost of dealing with them is nothing compared to the looming disaster threatened by our out-of-control dependence upon antibiotics. We owe much to … Continue reading “As Antibiotics Stop Working, Are We Headed for the Age of the Phage?”

The Growth of Cities Involves Moral Questions as Much as Infrastructural Ones By Jonathan Gornall - Dec 17, 2019

How can we make our cities more sustainable – and what exactly do we mean by “sustainable”? These are timely questions that will be considered in February in Abu Dhabi, chosen to host the 10th session of the United Nations’ World Urban Forum. This is the first time that what is billed as “the world’s … Continue reading “The Growth of Cities Involves Moral Questions as Much as Infrastructural Ones”

Will Smallpox Remain the Only Disease to Be Eradicated from the World? By Jonathan Gornall - Nov 28, 2019

This month in Abu Dhabi health experts gathered for the second biennial Reaching The Last Mile Forum, an initiative launched in 2017 with the ambitious aim of ridding the world of the diseases that cause so much suffering for so many. Frontline public health workers were praised, tens of millions of dollars pledged in support … Continue reading “Will Smallpox Remain the Only Disease to Be Eradicated from the World?”