• Realistic portrayal of the scientific community needed to combat science denial

    Realistic portrayal of the scientific community needed to combat science denial

    With the recent release of the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” I’m seeing a few blog posts and articles pop up about the hegemonic nature of science and the consensus culture that the field supposedly embodies. In fact, this argument is at the center of the anti-vaccine movement in general. Read More

    “Access to information literally saves lives:” free access to UpToDate in LMICs

    “Access to information literally saves lives:” free access to UpToDate in LMICs

    This week, Yannis Valtis joined us for a short conversation about a new paper he and colleagues recently published in BMJ Global Health. Their study evaluated a program to provide free access to UpToDate to clinicians practicing in low-resource settings, and the findings were fascinating. If you are practicing medicine Read More

    Expert Panel: Supporting the Informal Caregiver: Implications for an Aging Society

    Expert Panel: Supporting the Informal Caregiver: Implications for an Aging Society

    Despite the growing demand for family (or “informal”) care for the aging population in the United States, there is little evidence on how best to support informal caregivers’ needs. The resources that do exist are limited and often difficult to find and understand. Furthermore, caregivers struggle to determine which resources, Read More

    Reflections on a year of malnutrition

    Reflections on a year of malnutrition

    Malnutrition is frustrating. I often sit in the office, analyzing data from our programs, and feel helpless. Children who stay the same height for two or three months, gaining not even a millimeter, even as they receive micronutrients and protein supplementation. Kids who, instead of gaining weight with treatment with Read More

    The ethics of “innovation” in global health

    The ethics of “innovation” in global health

    Sara Gorman discusses “innovation” in health and development, highlighting the importance of ethical guidelines when implementing new ideas. The post The ethics of “innovation” in global health appeared first on WhyDev.

    We need to incentivize antibiotic R&D better

    We need to incentivize antibiotic R&D better

    Lena Theunissen holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Dresden. Currently, she studies medicine at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. She is an advocate for access to medicines and has been working with Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s Access Campaign and the student-led organization Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Read More

    “This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

    “This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

    This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva. Elections for the next Director General of the World Health Organization is a top item on the agenda. Liana Rosenkrantz Woskie, an author of a recently published article in the BMJ that outlines questions the world should be asking candidates for Read More

  • Hub Originals

    James Hudspeth

    New Location for Publication

    Jun. 22, 2016 – We invite readers and contributors to Global Health Hub to consider publishing global health themed papers in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. We’re piloting a new “Global Health Corner” and are excited to have contributions from a range of people! Please see the call for papers for Read More

    Realistic portrayal of the scientific community needed to combat science denial

    Jun. 20, 2016 – With the recent release of the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” I’m seeing a few blog posts and articles pop up about the hegemonic nature of science and the consensus culture that the field supposedly embodies. In fact, this argument is at the center of the anti-vaccine movement in general. Read More

    Grace Fletcher

    “Access to information literally saves lives:” free access to UpToDate in LMICs

    Jun. 13, 2016 – This week, Yannis Valtis joined us for a short conversation about a new paper he and colleagues recently published in BMJ Global Health. Their study evaluated a program to provide free access to UpToDate to clinicians practicing in low-resource settings, and the findings were fascinating. If you are practicing medicine Read More

    Kate Douglas

    Reflections on a year of malnutrition

    Jun. 06, 2016 – Malnutrition is frustrating. I often sit in the office, analyzing data from our programs, and feel helpless. Children who stay the same height for two or three months, gaining not even a millimeter, even as they receive micronutrients and protein supplementation. Kids who, instead of gaining weight with treatment with Read More