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C-section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys

Use of the Robson classification to assess caesarean section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys – The Lancet Global Read More

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A New Priority For Low-Income Countries: Fighting Cancer

For decades, infectious diseases were seen as the biggest health threat in the developing world.

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Drivers of Global Cardiovascular Mortality

New article from GBD 2013 data shows Demographic and Epidemiologic Drivers of Global Cardiovascular Mortality — NEJM.

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Cancer Genomics: Data, Data and more Data

PLOS Medicine’s Senior Research Editor, Clare Garvey, recently caught up with Francis Ouellette, the Associate Director of Informatics and Biocomputing at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) to find out about progress in cancer genomics, the issues surrounding the … Continue reading »The post Cancer Genomics: Data, Data and more Data appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.


New Health Research Partnership To Focus On Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases

The Lancet: New global center launched to address chronic diseases “A new international health research partnership plans to tackle chronic diseases ranging from diabetes to dementia in an integrated way. … The Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC), launched in New Delhi, India, on April 7, brings together experts from four leading institutes in…More


U.S. ‘Should Lead The Way’ To Increase Quality, Quantity Of World’s Food Supply

Huffington Post: Stopping Malnutrition’s Assault on Our Health and Economy Doug Bereuter, president emeritus of the Asia Foundation, and Dan Glickman, former secretary of agriculture, both co-chairs of a task force on food and nutrition launched by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs “…It is time to use the biggest tool at our disposal —…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – April 13-17, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) joined Bloomberg Philanthropies and seven other partners to launch the Bloomberg Initiative on Global Road Read More


World Must Consider Links Between Human Health, Environment To Prevent Irreversible Damage

Forbes: Where Health And Environment Converge Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands “…Global ecosystem degradation has a major impact on health that we often overlook. It can result in the spread of disease, malnutrition, and contaminated drinking water. … We must come to view the human relationship…More


Providing HPV Vaccine To Women Worldwide Vital To Preventing Cervical Cancer Cases, Deaths

Project Syndicate: Stopping Women’s Next Biggest Killer Anuradha Gupta, deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…For the first time, the number of deaths caused by cervical cancer every year is poised to outstrip the total caused by childbirth. … The tragedy is that these deaths are almost entirely preventable. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, coupled…More


Non Communicable Diseases – A Silent Killer

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent 46% of the global burden of disease and cause 63% of all deaths in the world, equal to 36 million people per year. Annually nine million people die prematurely before the age of 60 as a result of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). People from developing countries suffer the most: 90% of people who die before the age of 60 are from middle and low-income countries. The World Health Organization estimates that without prevention, 52 million people will die because of NCDs by 2030. As is the case in all developing countries, Uganda is experiencing important changes in disease patterns.


C-section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys

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Use of the Robson classification to assess caesarean section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys – The Lancet Global Read More


Child Cancer Care and Hospital Hygiene – Can We Have One without the Other?

Jocalyn Clark (@JocalynClark) describes the challenge of achieving and maintaining basic cleanliness and sanitation in a children’s cancer ward in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A couple of years ago I wrote about a talk Wendy Graham gave at the Maternal Health conference … Continue reading »The post Child Cancer Care and Hospital Hygiene – Can We Have One without the Other? appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.


Sharp Increase In Malnutrition Levels Expected In Yemen As Conflict Continues, UNICEF…

International Business Times: Yemen: UNICEF expects ‘upsurge in malnutrition’ in coming weeks “Already high malnutrition levels are expected to sharply increase throughout Yemen, a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative said in Geneva on 9 April…” (Justice, 4/10).


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – April 6-10, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit team members, including associate director Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, assistant scientist, Katharine A. Allen, doctoral student Julia Zhang Read More


Symposium Explores Global Cancer Care Research

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Creating a Roadmap for Global Cancer Care Katey Peck, a program coordinator and research assistant at CSIS, discusses “the 2015 Symposium on Global Cancer Research in Boston. Co-hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH),…More


World Health Day Places Focus On Food Safety, ‘From Farm To Plate’

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News outlets report on World Health Day, recognized on April 7. The theme of this year’s day is “From farm to plate, make food safe.” Devex: When one country’s food safety problem becomes a global concern “…The U.N. health agency is scheduled to publish by the fourth quarter of this year a final report providing…More


Africa Must Prepare for Aging Population Now

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As countries like Japan and Italy prepare for the challenges of the current aging population, African countries are focusing on the need for youth empowerment. Read More


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