A recent paper from Poenaru et al refines a proposal for an alternative approach to quantifying the global burden of surgical disease – a conceptual…
You already know the world is getting better. It is reason to be optimistic, but some new challenges will replace old ones. The improving world means that more people will die of non-communicable diseases. That is medical speak for the diseases that cannot be spread from person to person.
In the wake of the recently published 50th U.S. Surgeon General’s report on Smoking and Health, and in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, whose birthday it…
Objectives To present the validation of a verbal autopsy (VA) tool using inpatient deaths in order to ultimately assess the burden of adult pre-hospital trauma mortality in Lilongwe, Malawi.
IRIN: Gains and losses as Burkina Faso fights child hunger “The fight against child malnutrition in Burkina Faso is gaining ground but chronic malnutrition remains above emergency threshold levels, particularly in rural areas, a situation that will be resolved only if the government and its partners step up prevention efforts…” (3/11).
Inter Press Service: A Matter of Life and Death Martin Khor, executive director of the South Centre “If you or some family members or friends suffer from cancer, hepatitis, AIDS, asthma or other serious ailments, it’s worth your while to follow the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and other similar bilateral trade agreements.…More
ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 10 & 11, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, including director, Adnan Hyder and assistant scientist, Shivam Gupta, participated…
“Arogya World, with partner organizations from multiple sectors, announced [Friday], in advance of International Women’s Day, the start of a global quantitative survey to gather the perspectives of 10,000 women in 10 countries on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Arogya World and its partners Novartis, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, American Cancer Society, UNICEF, Population Services International,…More
VOA News: Simple Technique Could Mean End of Cervical Cancer “Most people think of malaria, AIDS and childbirth as leading causes of death for women in sub-Saharan Africa. But there’s another killer: Cervical cancer. There is a simple test and technology that can save the lives of women in developing countries…” (Pearson, 3/6).
A New Global Survey from Arogya World Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action Explores Impact of NCDs on Women NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Arogya World, with partner organizations from multiple sectors, announced today, in advance of International Women’s Day, the start of a global quantitative survey to gather the perspectives of 10,000 women in 10 countries on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Arogya World and its partners Novartis, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, American Cancer Society, UNICEF, Population Services International, Abt SRBI and Jana, have come together to begin work on a Commitment to Action they made at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. This important public health collaborative effort aims to highlight the impact of NCDs on women and their families, and to use women’s voices to move governments to action. “NCDs are the number one cause of death amongst women, yet their concerns and specific needs are not being addressed by the global community,” said Nalini Saligram, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Arogya World. “With this survey we commit to providing the data that will compel decision-makers to address NCDs and help women and children lead healthier lives.” “We see the increase of NCDs, especially in developing countries, as a major global health problem
BBC News: Afghanistan: ‘Half of children’ suffering malnutrition “Half of all children under five in Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to estimations. After 13 years of Western military intervention and billions of dollars spent on aid, the United Nations says the situation is critical, especially in Helmand province, where British forces…More
ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 5, 2014, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) will formally launch “Improving Trauma Care Systems to Reduce the Burden…