In the editorial section, Peter Ventevogel et al. (666) call for the provision of mental health care in humanitarian emergencies. Brien A Holden et al. Read More
Perspective piece from The New England Journal of Medicine Source: Politics and Universal Health Coverage — The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda — NEJM
A discussion on the shift from MDGs to SDGs – revisiting what worked — and what didn’t — and what concerns exist with the SDG health targets. Read More
Objectives To assess the contribution of Human Norovirus to diarrheal diseases in Africa.
On Oct 5, 2015, we launch the first 45 disease-specific pages of a major new online initiative involving all Lancet journals that will bring together an overview Seminar and relevant Reviews, Clinical Series, Commissions, research, Case Reports, and Clinical Pictures. Over the next 18 months or so when The Lancet Clinic is complete, there will be online pages for 135 diseases, which we have identified by a combination of global burden of disease data and clinical practice needs. We hope that The Lancet Clinic will help practising doctors make better informed decisions that ultimately lead to better lives of people worldwide, and help others who want to educate or update themselves keep abreast of the evolving evidence base.
Background: Armed conflict and socio-demographic characteristics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are very important factors that influence the provision of reproductive health (RH) in humanitarian settings.
Background: Yobe State has faced severe disruption of its health service as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Publication date: November 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 145 Author(s): Allison B.
Publication date: November 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 144 Author(s): Matthew A.
Objectives We adapted a rapid monitoring method to South Sudan, a new nation with one of the world’s highest maternal and child mortality rates, aiming to assess coverage of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) services at the time of independence, and introducing a monitoring and evaluation system (M&E) for equity-sensitive tracking of progress related to Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 at national, state, and county levels to detect local variability.
Background: Physical activity level and overweight have shown associations with mental health problems but it is not known whether the risk of mental health problems due to overweight varies by physical activity.
Background: Criminal victimisation and subjective well-being have both been linked to health outcomes, although as yet, comparatively little is known about the relationship between these two phenomena.
Background: While many guidelines explain how to conduct Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), less is known about the factors that determine the extent to which HIAs affect health considerations in the decision making process.
Background: Inappropriate feeding practice increases risk of under nutrition, illness, and mortality amongst children less than 2 years of age.
Background: Success in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) raises the prospect of eliminating pediatric HIV infection.
by Paul R. Torgerson, José E. Hagan, Federico Costa, Juan Calcagno, Michael Kane, Martha S.