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International Health Care Systems: Selected Measures

An interactive graphic presents characteristics of selected health care systems from around the world, as well as health outcomes achieved in each country covered in Read More

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January WHO Bulletin

This month’s bulletin features articles about the following: • The Ebola epidemic:   – a turning point for global health   – relects the global health workforce crisis   – vaccine Read More

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Visualizing the rise of chronic kidney disease worldwide

By Lauren Hashiguchi, special to Humanosphere Non-communicable diseases today account for nearly 70% of all deaths globally, according to the latest results from the Global Burden of Disease study, an ongoing project to measure the impact of disabling and deadly conditions across the world. Among the major non-communicable killers such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including director Adnan Hyder and research program coordinator, Siran He, along with JH-IIRU road Read More


Rising Wealth Inequality and NCDs – What’s the Link?

This week, Maja Pleic writes on the connections between economic inequality and non-communicable disease. A timely article, in time for the latest triennial Global Status Report on NCDs. On January 19th, Oxfam released a report which shows that global wealth inequality, already alarmingly high, is set to continue its rise and by next year, the richest 1% of the global population will hold as much wealth as the remaining 99% of the population. This trend is not only worrisome from the perspective of social equity, but represents a real danger for almost all aspects of human and social development and poses a serious threat to the health of our economies, democracies, education systems, health systems and the very health of all individuals on this planet.


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – January 20-23, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 22, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 21, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


WHO 2014 Global Status Report Shows NCDs Cause 16M Premature Deaths Annually

News outlets discuss the WHO’s Global status report on non-communicable diseases 2014, released on Monday. Agence France-Presse: ‘Lifestyle’ diseases kill 16 mn prematurely “Diseases linked to lifestyle choices, including diabetes and some cancers, kill 16 million people prematurely each year, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to stop the ‘slow-moving public health disaster’…”…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 20, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


Patently unfair: On the need for more equitable drug pricing

For this Humanosphere podcast, we are talking to James (aka Jamie) Love, director of an organization that works for social justice and equity in the realm of intellectual property – patents, copyrights and those sorts of things. The organization Love runs, based in DC, has the somewhat inscrutable name of Knowledge Ecology International and it has


Despite Meeting U.N. Goal Of Reducing Hunger, Malnutrition-Related Anemia Remains Problematic…

Inter Press Service: Anemia in Eastern Cuba Reflects Inequality “Cuba has met the United Nations goal of reducing hunger. But anemia caused by malnutrition is still a problem among infants, small children, and pregnant women in this Caribbean island nation, which has been in the grip of an economic crisis for over two decades…” (González,…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – January 12-16, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 15, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 14, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Sierra Leone’s Health System Unequipped To Deal With Mental Health Problems From Ebola,…

The Guardian: Ebola takes mental health toll where ‘life has frozen’ in Sierra Leone “Ebola is causing mental health problems in Sierra Leone, with the country’s overstretched health system unable to deal with the psychosocial legacy of the outbreak, according to a report by the International Medical Corps. … The NGO warns that psychosocial and…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 13, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


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