José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More
Washington Post: South Sudan’s man-made famine demands a response Editorial Board “…By international standards, 42 percent of the population [of South Sudan] is now classified as ‘severely food insecure,’ an unprecedented level, and many are enduring the most severe trial of all, famine. By the peak of the lean season in July, nearly 5.5 million people…More
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How our cities’ sanitation problem is damaging health Madhu Krishna, country lead for water, sanitation, and hygiene at BMGF, India, discusses the importance of fecal sludge management in India’s cities. She writes, “As states and cities start work on developing city-wide fecal sludge management systems, the ecosystem of…More
Abstract We examine the impact of the 2006 Massachusetts healthcare reform on substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities’ provision of care.
Multi-stakeholder forum to work on a national salt reduction strategy initiated NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 9, 2017–Realizing that salt reduction in India requires a multi-stakeholder effort that can take into account the growing incidence of hypertension and cardiac diseases largely resulting from intake of sodium beyond the WHO recommended guidelines of 5 mg per day, the George Institute for Global Health in association with Arogya World organized the Salt Summit in the Capital here today. A first-of-its kind multi-stakeholder forum, the summit brought together key representatives from the government, food industry, academic and research organizations, civil society representatives and the media to deliberate on the growing body of evidence that links various non-communicable diseases to high salt intake and a strategy for salt reduction in India. Inaugurating the Salt Summit. the Health Secretary, C. K
Agence France-Presse: 1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF “Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday…” (2/20). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF warns that 1.4 million children could die from famine in four countries “…UNICEF,…More
Devex: U.K. pledges $249M to South Sudan and Somalia in response to famine “The U.K. has pledged 200 million British pounds ($249 million) in humanitarian aid to Somalia and South Sudan, after the United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan and issued famine warnings for Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria on Monday. The announcement means…More
Little has been written on the challenges of conducting research in regions or countries with chronic conflict and strife.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the state system to remunerate health workers is poorly functional, encouraging diversification of income sources and corruption.
I don’t know about you, but I am still in that weird part of the dawning year where writing the date seems like I am playing main stage in a Hollywood ‘sci-fi’ movie. Where the four numbers of 2 – 0 – 1 – 7 seem more of something I would associate with flying cars and robot servants, than the ‘here and now’. But strange as it may seem we are well into the New Year and as the pace of the world reflects the pace of passing time, I can’t help but wonder if we actually do live in the future. So to speak. We now call for a cab via west coast America using a democratized application on a globally connected device no bigger than our palm, manufactured on another continent and possessing the technological potency we could never have even dreamt of just a decade ago – linked to another billion similar devices through millions of miles of fibre-optics spanning the entire planet
Bloomberg: Dementia Joins Ranks of Top Global Killers With No Drug in Sight “Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed 1.54 million people in 2015, more…More
Recent population dietary studies indicate that diets rich in ultra-processed foods, increasingly frequent worldwide, are grossly nutritionally unbalanced, suggesting that the dietary contribution of these foo…
David P Thomas and Marita Hefler1 suggest ways to reduce adolescent smoking in low-income and middle-income countries, in response to the Article by Bo Xi and colleagues (November, 2016).2 We suggest some additional measures to reduce adolescent smoking in India.