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Non-motorization of transport in Kampala should not be a one-off project

Earlier this week, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) , a corporate body that governs and runs Kampala city in Uganda announced plans to introduce non-motorized Read More

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

Height and herencia in rural Guatemala, part 2: Fetal and newborn growth

In a previous entry on this site, I argued that herencia (“inheritence”) cannot explain the extremely high rates of child stunting observed in rural Guatemala. Using archaeologic, epidemiologic, and Read More

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WHO call to scale up action on NCDs

As world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to assess efforts made since 2011 in controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the new WHO “Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014″ show progress has been insufficient and uneven. The report provides an updated overview of the NCD situation including recent trends and government responses in 194 countries. It reveals that:

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U.N. Reports Alarming Rates Of Malnutrition In Somalia

News outlets report on food shortages in Somalia and the country’s acute need for food aid. Agence France-Presse/New York Times: U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine “More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – July 21-25, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Each year, the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) searches peer-reviewed and grey literature on emergency medicine to find the most important and upcoming Read More


Non-motorization of transport in Kampala should not be a one-off project

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Earlier this week, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) , a corporate body that governs and runs Kampala city in Uganda announced plans to introduce non-motorized Read More


Gates Speaks About Public Health In Africa, Polio In Nigeria

News outlets report on recent comments from Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, about public health in Africa and polio in Nigeria. Mail & Guardian: Africa’s growth path: Reduce diseases, Bill Gates cautions “Unless Africa dramatically decreases its rates of malnutrition and premature mortality, it will not achieve the productivity levels…More


Malnutrition Affects Countries’ Economies, Agricultural Expert Says

Devex: Roger Thurow: Global malnutrition is a challenge to the worldwide economy “…[S]ome countries with 30-50 percent stunting rates due to childhood malnutrition have seen their gross domestic product knocked down between five and 15 percent, according to Roger Thurow, a senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – July 24, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Each year, the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) searches peer-reviewed and grey literature on emergency medicine to find the most important and upcoming Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – July 23, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Each year, the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) searches peer-reviewed and grey literature on emergency medicine to find the most important and upcoming Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – July 22, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Each year, the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) searches peer-reviewed and grey literature on emergency medicine to find the most important and upcoming Read More


Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Said To Be Cleared Of HIV

Bloomberg Businessweek: HIV Said Cleared in Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients “Two cancer patients who were also infected with HIV went through bone marrow transplants and may no longer have the AIDS-causing virus, according to Australian doctors…” (Matsuyama/Bennett, 7/18).


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – July 21, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Each year, the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) searches peer-reviewed and grey literature on emergency medicine to find the most important and upcoming Read More


Height and herencia in rural Guatemala, part 2: Fetal and newborn growth

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

In a previous entry on this site, I argued that herencia (“inheritence”) cannot explain the extremely high rates of child stunting observed in rural Guatemala. Using archaeologic, epidemiologic, and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – July 14-18, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last month, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members traveled to Matlab, Bangladesh, for the Saving of Lives from Drowning (SoLiD) project, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Report – July 17, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last month, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members traveled to Matlab, Bangladesh, for the Saving of Lives from Drowning (SoLiD) project, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – July 16, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last month, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members traveled to Matlab, Bangladesh, for the Saving of Lives from Drowning (SoLiD) project, Read More


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