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    The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

    Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and sexual health. Female circumcision, more appropriately known as female genital Read More

    “Depression: let’s talk” says WHO, as depression tops list of causes of ill health

    Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives. The new estimates have been released in the lead-up to World Health Day on 7 April, the high point in WHO’s year-long campaign “Depression: let’s talk”.

    Creating Consensus on HICs’ Global Surgery Efforts in the Developing World

    Today, 830 childbearing women will die from avoidable causes, mainly in the developing world, and mainly from lack of surgical intervention. (1,2) They are among the five billion people who do not have access to Read More

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    To Bear Witness

    This article originally appeared on Health Initiative  by Dr. Grace Deukmedjian I lived in Los Angeles for several years and the Navajo Reservation is a mere 10 hour drive; I have never been. I have Read More

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    Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

    The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip has for five decades tested the remarkable resilience of the Read More

    My global health journal list

    In this post, I would like to offer some thoughts on global health journals. My goal is to assist readers of this blog who consume, create, and share global health knowledge. Staying “up to date” Read More

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    The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

    Apr. 12, 2017 – Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and sexual health. Female circumcision, more appropriately known as female genital Read More

    Brittney Okada

    Creating Consensus on HICs’ Global Surgery Efforts in the Developing World

    Mar. 20, 2017 – Today, 830 childbearing women will die from avoidable causes, mainly in the developing world, and mainly from lack of surgical intervention. (1,2) They are among the five billion people who do not have access to Read More

    Miriam Stats

    Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

    Mar. 13, 2017 – The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip has for five decades tested the remarkable resilience of the Read More

    David Flood

    My global health journal list

    Mar. 06, 2017 – In this post, I would like to offer some thoughts on global health journals. My goal is to assist readers of this blog who consume, create, and share global health knowledge. Staying “up to date” Read More